Two-Deep Breakdown: S Duron Harmon

Spring camp is over and the Rutgers football team has another week off before regrouping for summer classes. Coming out of the spring, is here to individually break down every expected member of the summer two-deep. Today, we look at All-Big East safety Duron Harmon.

Taking an in-depth, individual look at the key members of the roster, today looks at senior Duron Harmon, who continues as a Rutgers starting safety.

Past Experience — Harmon's big plays as a junior earned him a spot on the All-Big East squad. In his first year as a starting safety, Harmon led Rutgers with five interceptions and logged 49 tackles.

As a freshman and sophomore, Harmon played in 24 of 25 Rutgers games as a backup safety, registering 30 total tackles.

As a Recruit — Harmon was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Delaware as a senior. With blazing speed and a knack for making plays, he established himself as a solid three-star recruit and the No. 36 defensive back in 2009. Out of Caesar Rodney High (Camden-Wyoming, Del.), Harmon committed to Rutgers in June of 2008 over Iowa, Stanford, Maryland and Pittsburgh.

Spring Performance — Harmon moved to free safety for the spring after the graduation of David Rowe and performed well in his new role. Harmon continues to emerge as an emotional and vocal leader of the secondary.

Harmon did not make as many big plays as expected during spring practice, but don't worry. He will continue to be around the ball this season and in position to influence turnovers.

Does Well — Harmon is always around the ball and in position to make plays. Wide receiver do not get past him because of his speed and impressive change of direction. Making five interceptions in his first six career starts, Harmon makes opposing quarterbacks look stupid when he is at his best..

Needs to Improve — It is something Harmon is already working to improve, but senior leadership will be crucial this season and it is his time to step up. Anyone that say "R Football: 15 Days of Spring," saw that Harmon can be vocal and asserting and that needs to happen this season. As a senior and the second most visible playmaker to linebacker Khaseem Greene, Harmon will be looked to for leadership.

Long-Term Outlook — Harmon has 12 (or 13) more games in a Rutgers uniform and he will make the most of them as a leader and playmaker in one of the top defensive secondaries in the area. Matching impressive speed with his 6-foot-1 frame, look for Harmon to test well and bring plenty of buzz to NFL draft rooms next year.

Here is the latest interview with Harmon.

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