Harrison puts up major numbers at Combine

Mark Harrison (6'4 215) is arguably the top all around athlete in the state of Connecticut. The three star athlete simply dominated in all three sports: football, basketball, and track. In football, he played WR, racking up 880 yards receiving and 9 TD, leading his team to a 13-0 record. In basketball, the power forward averaged a double-double, 16 points and 15 rebounds per game.

As a sophomore in track, he posted incredible numbers in the high jump-6'6", long jump 19', and triple jump 45'. In a time like now, when it is rare to see kids excel in three sports, where kids seem to focus more on a primary game, Harrison is a breath of fresh air.

His Head Coach Chris Bruno said "Mark Harrison is an unbelievable athlete. The kid is really well put together physically and is the best leaper I have seen. He has great hands, runs great routes, but what jumps out at you is his explosiveness. We have measured him at 39 inches on the vertical jump. The kid literally jumps out of the gym. What I also think coaches will like about him is that he is a great kid. He plays the game aggressively, but he is also a reserved, quiet kid. He is a very good kid".

Harrison was not a known commodity until he became noticed at a 7-on-7 tournament in Florida. Bruno says "We went down to Florida to compete against the best kids, and also to gauge if he could play at this level. And he could certainly play with those kids. He stood out against some of those top guys. We got a lot of feed back from people down there. For instance, we spoke to former NFL player Cris Carter who was down there with his son and he pulled us aside and told us he thought Mark was a high division 1 prospect. He said he thought he could play for some of the best programs in the nation. Scout also wrote him up and for a kid from New England to get attention means the kid really had to stand out".

And Harrison recently participated in the Big Time Showcase at Rutgers University. And he tested off the charts running a blistering 4.38 in the 40 yard dash, which is absurd for a kid approaching 220 pounds. Harrison stated "I did not believe it when I heard that I ran that well, but they came up to me afterwards and said I ran that time. They were calling me the 4.38 kid". Chris Melvin commented on Harrison's time, "that was kind of sick".

But it was not only the testing where Harrison excelled. In running his routes, Harrison showed tremendous burst and explosion on his first three steps off the line. He dips his hips nicely in getting in and out of his breaks. He showed solid hands and caught most balls thrown his way.

"I thought I did well. I had a lot of fun. It was good to compete against my peers". Harrison has had visitors from Boston College, UConn, Temple and Delaware come by thus far. His coach has been fielding calls from many other programs.

Lastly, Harrison spoke of his brief time down at Rutgers. "I really loved that school. It had a great vibe and the facilities are incredible. I would love to hear from them".

He is open to all programs and is looking for the best academic and athletic fit.

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