Harrison's Three-Day Stay

Accompanied by several family members, North Carolina verbal commitment Ronnie Harrison returned to Chapel Hill last weekend.

Although Harrison's stay spanned three days, it peaked on Saturday night with Fedora's Freak Show, an elite camp held under the lights of Kenan Stadium.

"It was great," Harrison said. "It was a great atmosphere, really fun. All the commits were there and all the top recruits were there. It was really exciting and great competition."

While many peg Harrison as a safety on the collegiate level, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete stars at quarterback for Tallahassee (Fla.) Florida High. And quarterback was exactly what he played throughout the Freak Show.

"Every rep I went was competitive," Harrison said. "It was hard, because you had to put the ball in the right spot for [the receiver] to catch it. It was great competition."

UNC hasn't ruled out any position possibilities for Harrison and could actually use him on both sides of the ball.

"Coach [Dan] Disch wants me to play safety, but they're recruiting me as an athlete," Harrison said. "I'll probably get on the field earlier at DB. But whichever side of the ball they need me on, I'll play."

After the one-on-one competitions concluded, the campers were campers were then divided up into four teams for a mini dodgeball tournament.

"It was different – it was really different," Harrison said. "It was fun, though. It was great seeing big guys trying to move around and dodge balls. It was really fun."

When the event concluded, the campers once again gathered at midfield in front of Larry Fedora. He called for the committed participants to stand behind him and then asked the remaining campers "Who's next?" which prompted Juval Mollette, Javarius Davis, and Nick Polino to join the group as commitments.

Harrison says he's been recruiting Davis, a fellow Floridian, for UNC for quite some time.

"He got there early on Saturday and when he first got there, I was already in his face and talking to him [about committing] when we were playing video games and chilling," Harrison said. "And then right after the 40[-yard dash], he told me ‘I'm going to pull the trigger tonight.' I didn't say anything, but I got real excited once he did it."

On Friday, Harrison arrived in Chapel Hill with his mother, brother, two cousins, and aunt. After checking out the one-day camp being held that day, the group was given a campus tour which included the Smith Center.

"It was amazing how big it was," Harrison said. "And to actually get to be on the floor was amazing. I've watched a lot of games, but I hadn't actually been inside."

Later that night, Harrison hung out with current Tar Heel M.J. Stewart.

"We just hung out," Harrison said. "We didn't really talk recruiting or anything, he was just showing me a good time. We just hung out, played video games, and hung out with some of the other guys.

"He told me he loves it. He said he loves his family and everything, but he doesn't even like to go home because he feels like this is his home. He told me if I could to graduate early and enroll early, because he thought that was the best decision he's made."

Harrison said he's looking into being a mid-term enrollee.

Harrison classifies his verbal commitment to UNC as "firm" but still intends to unofficially visit both Alabama and LSU in July and then take all five of his official visits.

"I'm just enjoying the process," Harrison said.

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