2012 Intro: Jamel Harbison

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior Jamel Harbison, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound wide receiver from Mallard Creek High School.

Scouting Report

"He's the whole package," Mallard Creek head football coach Mike Palmieri said. "He plays slot for us. [He has] great hands [and] runs great routes... He's a born leader and he's going to be a big time leader for us this year. It's going to be tough to not call him the best skill guy around – that's how highly we think of him. He's a dangerous open field runner – he makes guys miss."

Prep Career

Harbison ended his junior season with 52 receptions for 800 yards and 14 touchdowns.

"[Offensive coordinator Aaron] Brand told me when he first came in that the offense was going to run through me," Harbison said. "So I just worked hard every practice."

Harbison also punts (46-yard average), returns punts and kicks, and will play cornerback this coming season.

"Anything to help out the team get a ‘W' on Friday nights," Harbison said. "Anything coach asks me to do, I'm ready to do."


Clemson, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia have verbally offered Harbison a scholarship. He is also receiving interest from LSU, North Carolina, and NC State.

Harbison has visited Clemson and NC State. He plans to return to Clemson for its upcoming junior day. Over the summer, he's considering camping at Duke, NC State, Oregon, and West Virginia.

At this early stage of his recruitment, Clemson is Harbison's favorite.

"I just like the fans and the campus is nice, and I feel like I can fit in right there," Harbison said.

Extra Notes

Harbison also plays outfield for Mallard Creek's baseball team. He posted a .356 average, 25 stolen bases, and five home runs as a sophomore… Harbison moved from Memphis, Tenn. a year ago.

Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.

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