UNC commit adds Irish offer

Three-star safety Ronnie Harrison of Tallahassee (Fla.) Florida State University School breaks down his interest in the Irish, how solid he is to North Carolina, and what his future plans are.

Irish defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder liked what he saw out of Ronnie Harrison's film this spring. And, after seeing him practice in person, the three-star safety/athlete of Tallahassee (Fla.) Florida State University School picked up an Irish offer.

"Coach VanGorder watched my film, and we talked after that," the Tar Heel defensive back commit said. "He said he really liked my range, how big I am, and how I can cover the field. After that, he came down and watched one of my practices. I'm going to call him tonight."

Harrison committed to North Carolina as a safety prospect in July, and he's exploded on the recruiting scene since. Most recently, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect added an offer from Alabama after working out at the Tide's camp. Harrison's interest in Notre Dame stems from his relationship with VanGorder.

"I like Coach VanGorder," Harrison said. "He has a lot of experience both in college and in the NFL. The strength and conditioning coach also has coached in the NFL, and he could help develop my game for the next level."

Despite the attention he's gathering and visits he's taking to other schools, he maintains he is solid to North Carolina.

"I'm 100 percent (committed) right now," Harrison said. "I'm interested in other schools, but I'm committed."

This spring, Harrison visited Florida, Florida State, LSU and North Carolina. This summer Harrison will visit Georgia and North Carolina in June and Alabama and LSU in July.

He also plans on taking official visits to schools other than UNC.

"I am going to take official visits," Harrison said. "I'll know after this summer where those places will be."

Harrison broke down what he's looking for in a future school, North Carolina or otherwise.

"I am looking at academics and early playing time," Harrison said. "I'm also looking at the school as far as life after football. If football doesn't work out, can they help me get a job and that sort of thing."

Harrison says he is being recruited to play defensive back by all schools except South Florida, who likes him as a quarterback. He plans to major in sports management or communication in college.

Harrison is ranked as a three-star prospect and as the No. 29 safety in the class of 2015.

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