Wolfpack in Top Three for Virginia Wideout

NC State has offered Todd Harrelson from Oscar Smith High School and have made a solid impression on the junior wide receiver.

6-2, 190-pound Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) WR/DB Todd Harrelson, a standout junior prospect who currently boasts six Division 1A scholarship offers, has taken two unofficial visits this year and has set two more within the next few weeks. Where will the talented junior travel to next?

"On Saturday, I'm going to UNC for a practice and a junior day," Harrelson said. "The following weekend I'm going to UVa."

Harrelson has visited two ACC programs so far this year.

"I went to Maryland," Harrelson recalled. "It was my first time there. I liked it, but it was cold that day. The coaches were real down to earth. I spoke mostly with Coach Friedgen and Coach Bratton. It was for the UNC basketball game. The fans had a big part of them winning. I noticed that.

"I went to N.C. State for a junior day and had a good time. I had been there before because it is the school my sister went to and graduated from. I met the new staff. It is definitely a school that is high on my list."

Of Harrelson's six offers, five are from ACC schools. Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia and Virginia Tech have each offered. Connecticut is the lone non-ACC program to offer, but schools such as Georgia and Tennessee are expressing very serious interest.

At this point, Harrelson, who has only visited Maryland and N.C. State, has three schools high on his list.

"Virginia Tech, UNC and N.C. State are the ones high on my list right now," Harrelson said.

UVa will have its chance to impress next weekend.

"I'm going there to see what their needs are for me and to know more about the campus," Harrelson said of UVa.

As for Virginia Tech, Harrelson likes the potential for early playing time if he were to choose the Hokies. He says Tech is recruiting him as a wide receiver, which is the position he believes most schools like him to play.

Harrelson is not sure when he may make a college decision.

"I'm putting more thought into that right now," Harrelson said.

Besides recruiting, Harrelson is also focusing on preparing for his senior season. He is training at Velocity and feels the training will "help a lot." He recently showed off his quickness at the Nike Combine in Baltimore, as he ran a 4.0 in the 20-yard shuttle - one of the best times at the event. He also posted a 32.1-inch vertical leap.

As a junior last season, Harrelson amassed 32 receptions for 710 yards and seven touchdowns on offense. A first-team all-Tidewater performer at defensive back, he finished with 24 pass break-ups and seven interceptions.

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