East No. 17 WR Kelvin Harmon has Rutgers on list

Palmyra (N.J.) High receiver Kelvin Harmon will visit Miami this weekend and is undecided about a Jan. 29 visit. He is also heavily considering N.C. State.

As Kelvin Harmon's recruitment comes to a close in the lead up to signing day, new programs of interest and new coaching staffs are prolonging a decision.

One of the latest programs to offer the Palmyra (N.J.) High receiver is Miami, where Harmon will visit this weekend as he escapes the forecasted blizzard in the northeast for the sun and fun of south Florida.

He was visited Sunday by Rutgers coach Chris Ash and offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer, and Syracuse also stopped in. The school he has a long-standing relationship is NC State, and receivers coach George McDonald was in earlier this week.

"(McDonald) came in and was telling me how I was a high-priortiy to commit there, and they have the best to offer, and how I would be utlitzed in their offense," the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Harmon said. "With all the coaching swaps going on and stuff like that, it's a pretty stable relationship."

Harmon knows plenty about NC State since he made an official visit in September. Miami, though, he knows very little about.

"That's why I want to take a visit and see what I can find out," Harmon said. "I want to see what they offer me academically, I want to see what their campus life is like and I want to see what the coaches have to tell me about the depth and where they see me at. I know coach (Mark) Richt was at Georgia and he's an elite coach, and he recruited elite players."

Rutgers remained diligent with Harmon, who visited campus several times when the former coaching staff was in place but has not been there with the new staff. He was one of the first recruits the new staff visited during the December contact period, and Ash used his one in-home visit to pitch the importance of keeping him home.

"I've seen the program, and it seems like they have a good motive as far as taking the program to the next level," Harmon said. "(Ash) is good. He's a very confident person. I know what he has done and he has an impressive resume, and he will continue building with them.

"I connect with them because they had a lot of confidence and they presented things so well when they came to my house."

Meanwhile, Syracuse's pitch was based on receiver production in the offense of new coach Dino Babers.

"They told me some some of the stats of the receivers, which were impressive," Harmon said. "They told me, 'That could be you.' They were talking about that."

Harmon said he plans on making an official visit the weekend of Jan. 29, but added, "I'm not sure where yet, though."


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