Surprise! Top SC CB Qualifies

The University of Kentucky football coaching staff received very good news this past month, when they heard that their star cornerback commitment, Calvin Harrison, had surprisingly qualified.

"He had alot of work to do in the classroom, initially, but he got it done and pushed his core GPA up to a 2.7 and got a great score on the SAT, so he's definitely qualified," Richland Northeast assistand coach Duane Wages said. "You can let everyone know, he'll be in Lexington June 16th at the latest."

Indiana, Wake Forest and South Carolina all tried to sneak in and take Harrison towards the end of the process, but the 6-foot-1, 190 pound cornerback made it clear, he was sticking with his early pledge.

"Alot of schools tried to sneak in late, once they saw that Calvin was inching closer," Wages explained, "but Calvin told them that he was solid and that he was gonna stick with Kentucky."

Harrison, from Columbia (SC), was Kentucky's first verbal commitment of the 2006 recruiting class, offering up his pledge shortly after the spring game. A three-year starter at Richland Northeast HS in Columbia, S. C., Harrison helped lead his team to the state playoffs all three seasons, including a 13-2 record and state runner-up finish his senior year.

He was named all-region, all-area, and all-state. Senior stats include 85 tackles, five tackles for loss, one interception, 10 pass breakups, and three forced fumbles.

"The coaches are actually trying to get him set up to come in for the first summer session which starts on June 6th," Wages said, "but if he can't go that date, he'll be there later that month, because I'm taking him up there, myself."

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