Seth Harrell’s dad played college football at NC State. Now the junior lineman is out to prove that the Wolfpack coaches should let him continue the family name in the red and white.
Bobby Harrell is Seth’s father and he played for NC State when he was in college. Now his 6-4, 320 pound son has a chance to play college football somewhere. He isn’t guaranteeing that his choice will be NC State if the school offers him but he does know that it’s an offer he wants.
Harrell’s first camp of the summer was a quick workout at NC State. From there he went to Clemson, Duke and Wake Forest. He did well enough at that early NC State camp to be invited back. It was a premier camp mostly for players that the coaches are highly interested in pursuing.
That gave Harrell some added confidence because he knows that the staff thinks he’s a player worth talking to and working with more.
“They said I’m the type of guy that they’re offering. They really like how big I am and how I aggressive I am. They want to see my first couple of games to see how I move in pads before I offer.”
Harrell said guard is the position he will probably play in college because he feels comfortable pulling. His body looks like more of a guard than a tackle too. At NC State Harrell did whatever the coaches asked him to do and he tried to show that he can bring both the strength needed at guard and the quickness and ground covering of a tackle.
Mike Uremovich had two camp sessions with Harrell this summer so he knows all about what the Chesapeake (VA) Grassfield lineman is capable of.
“I really like Coach U. He’s a really great coach and the whole coaching staff is impressive. It’s a really impressive group.”
Harrell said his dad’s history at NC State would come into play not because he just wants to follow in his footsteps in choosing a college but because he knows so much about the school. Harrell’s parents have told him to pick the school where he feels most comfortable.
“Him going there wouldn’t be a deciding factor. But it’d be something. I do feel at home at NC State. I liked Clemson’s campus and thought that was nice. I really, really liked Virginia Tech. Blacksburg was great.”