USF at the Top of the List for Lakeland TE

Kerwin Harrison is an emerging tight end prospect at Lakeland Kathleen that has seen a spike in his recruitment recently. The 6-foot-3, 230 pound TE, has 6 offers with one school on top, and this past weekend made a trip to Tampa to check out the Bulls spring game

Kathleen's Kerwin Harrison, played both ways for the Devils but is projecting as a tight end at the next level. the 6-foot-3, 230 pound te had close to 300 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns as a junior, but is also athletic and known for his blocking skills, and has been working hard to improve in all areas.

"I just been working out, running and getting ready for spring ball. we start in two weeks and i can't wait," said harrison. "I'm pretty strong, I bench 270-280 pounds and squat over 400 pounds and I've been basically working on endurance, strength and running routes. I run routes twice a week."

Harrison recently made the trip to Tampa to check out the Bulls during their spring game at Raymond James Stadium.

"I went to USF for the spring game and it was really good and I liked it a lot," said Harrison. "It was a good game and I was really watching the tight ends and the receivers and liked how they were used. I liked how they flex out their tight ends, moved them around every now and then and mixed it up. It got a little hot out there, but I still had a great time and loved being in Raymond James Stadium."

"I got to talk to my recruiting coordinator coach Kevin Patrick. We talk often and he's a real cool guy," said Harrison. "I also spoke with the tight ends Coach Scott and he was talking to me about coming down there, the campus and the program, stuff like that. I think he's a very good coach. He's young and energetic and seems like he has fun, but also gets serious."

Harrison also attended USF's junior day awhile back and enjoyed seeing what the Bulls had to offer.

"We took a tour of everything and I thought the campus was real nice and I really liked the facilities, everything looks all new, fresh and clean" said Harrison. "I really liked the weight room and everything in there was top of the line. I checked out their practice complex and the fields look real nice and I really like the artificial turf one they got, it was sweet looking."

While on campus he got to talk with current USF players and liked the feel he got after talking with them.

"I got to talk to the players about how it was at USF" said Harrison. "They all made it sound like it's a real good school besides football, with a good lifestyle and a fun place to be. They also talked about the football program and how they're a contender for the big east and more. They were straight."

Living not too far from USF in Lakeland, Harrison says he's familiar with USF and the football program

"I know they're a good program, they play in the Big East, they're one of the biggest schools in enrollment, and has a great campus environment" said Harrison. "I have a lot of family and friends that go there and they really like it."

"When they're on TV, I watch most of their games" said Harrison. "They won a lot of big games and I watched them beat Clemson and that was real good to see. I like the way they play ball."

On the recruiting front, programs have taken notice of the Kathleen stand out and have extended early offers.

"Recruiting is really going well and starting to pick up right now," said Harrison. "I got six offers, from USF, Louisville, Iowa State, FIU, FAU, and another one. There are a lot of others showing interest in me as well."

With six offers in hand and others showing interest, Harrison said he has a few schools he likes with one out in front.

"USF is at the top of my list right now, to be honest," said Harrison. "I also like Miami and UCF, but I really like USF, and I've liked them for awhile."

The Kathleen standout talks about why he has USF on the top of his list.

"I like everything, it's a real good school with a great football program and great coaches" said Harrison. "It's a good environment and I'm from Florida, so the location is great because they're close to home and I can see my family every now and then."

Another big reason the Bulls are standing out to him is the USF coaching staff and the atmosphere surrounding the program.

"I get a great feeling from the coaching staff" said Harrison. "They make me feel like family and like I've known them for a long time. The whole program seems like a family."

As to when he'll be making his college choice, Harrison isn't quite sure, but does know what he's looking for when it comes time to make his choice.

"I'll probably decide after the season, but I don't really have a time frame "I guess I'll choose when it feels like the right time," said Harrison. "I'm looking at the lifestyle at the school and the atmosphere, besides football" said Harrison. "I want to go where I feel like home. I don't want to go where football is great, but I don't feel comfortable.

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