Harrington remains solid

Jalen Harrington has no doubt about his commitment to Louisville, and told InsideTheVille.com that he plans to sign with the Cardinals on Feb. 2. Harrington, one of the Charlie Strong's first commitments, made his official visit to Louisville last weekend.

Jalen Harrington has no doubt about his commitment to Louisville, and told InsideTheVille.com that he plans to sign with the Cardinals on Feb. 2. Harrington, one of the Charlie Strong's first commitments, made his official visit to Louisville this weekend.

"It was good, we had a lot of fun," Harrington said. "I went up Friday night. Friday night we went out to dinner with the coaches. After that we went out with some of the players. We went bowling Saturday during the day.

"Hakeem Smith was my host Friday, and Saturday Kamal Hogan, Preston Brown, and Deon Rogers were my hosts Saturday. They were saying Louisville is fun, and Coach Strong brought whole different mindset to UofL. Kamal said Coach Strong was the reason he came to Louisville. He said the coaches make sure you're reaching your full potential."

A three-star prospect from Fern Creek, Harrington played both offense and defense during his senior season. Strong's staff plans to play him at safety once he gets to Louisville next season.

"They talked about me playing strong safety or free safety and showed me different schemes and plays," Harrington said. "They tried to give me a feel what I'd be doing."

Some scouts believe Harrington eventually could end up playing linebacker in college because of his 6-foot-3, 215-pound size.

"Safety fits better because of the way they play their safeties up around the box a lot," Harrington said. "That plays to my advantage because of my size."

Harrington also had good things to say about Strong and the way he's turned the Louisville football program around in his first season.

"Off the field he's laid back and a nice guy to hang out and talk to, but on the field he's all about business," Harrington said. "You've got to get the work done first before you have fun."

Harrington reports that he scored a 21 on the ACT as a junior and expects to be eligible to play as a freshman. "It's just a matter of the school year coming to an end," Harrington said.


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