5-Star Lineman Anxious to Get Started

Highly coveted Shenendoah Valley lineman, <b>Greg Harrison</b>, who verbally committed to the Nittany Lions back in April, graduated from high school early and is enrolling at Penn State for the spring semester which starts on January 12.

Name: Greg Harrison
Position: OL
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 295 pounds
Bench Press: 380 pounds
40-yard dash: 5.2
School: Shenandoah, Pa. (Shenandoah Valley HS)

"I'm heading up Saturday," Greg said. "I'm excited. It's starting to kick in now a little bit, the realization that in a week I'll be a member of the team. It's pretty exciting.

"I start lifting on the 12th and start working out with the team. I talked to Dan [Connor] and he's excited. We're just ready to get rockin'."

Connor is also enrolled for the spring semester. The two Pennsylvania 1st Team All-State honorees who will be roomates at Penn State will sign Letters of Intent on February along with the rest of the this year's Nittany Lions recruiting class.

"I still sign a Letter of Intent in February, but they send papers in earlier. I actually signed them about 2 weeks ago. They state that you're going to accept full scholarship aid for the spring semester, so that's pretty much your acceptance to go to the school. It says that if you accept this aid, you can't go to any other school, this and that, so it's pretty much an agreement that you're going to take the scholarship early."

This season, Greg amassed 99 pancake blocks on offense. As a defender, he tallied 96 tackles, 5 sacks, 20 hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Harrison is slated to play either offensive tackle or guard at PSU. He does not have a preference.

"It doesn't matter to me. I'm just looking forward to getting up there, working hard and seeing how it plays out."

Has he chosen a major?

"Secondary Education. I'm going into Social Studies. I want to become a teacher and a high school football coach. That's what I want to do."

So, to which school will Coach Harrison steer his future star players?

"You know where," he laughed.

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