Memphis Harvey very interested in UT

When Tennessee wrapped up their 2009 class they had commitments from five linebackers. At this rate, it's clear that Monte Kiffin is looking to stockpile at what many call the "anchor" of his defensive scheme. In this field of potential targets is Fred Harvey, Strong-side LB from White Station High in Memphis. Go inside to what Harvey had to say.

When Tennessee wrapped up their 2009 class they had commitments from five linebackers. In the months since National Signing Day, the Vols have signed an additional two more for 2010. At this rate, it's clear that Monte Kiffin is looking to stockpile at what many call the "anchor" of his defensive scheme.

In this field of potential targets is Fred Harvey, Strong-side LB from White Station High in Memphis.

Harvey is listed at 5-foot-11, 230-pounds and runs a 4.59 forty. Last season he recorded 78 tackles and 21 sacks for the Spartans in the process being named Region Defensive Player of the Year.

While he has not received a offer from UT yet, the Vols appear to be very interested.

"I've been talking with Coach(Ed)Orgeron a lot," Harvey explained. "The atmosphere around there is amazing and I think that they've got what it takes to help me prepare for the next level. And that's important to me because, throughout the process, I've wanted to find a program that is ready to assist in both my on-and-off the field development."

Currently the Memphis native has received confirmed offers from: Stanford, MTSU, Alabama, and Texas Tech. Duke, Florida State, Wake Forest, LSU, Georgia, North Carolina, Colorado, Southern Miss, and Vanderbilt have also expressed interest.

Right now what programs stand out to you the most?

"Right now UT and Bama stand out the most," replied Harvey. "The coaching staffs' for both schools have really stood out to me so far. Individually, though, I'd have to say Coach Ruff of Texas Tech has made one of the largest impressions."

Harvey stated that he plans to attend Alabama and LSU's camp for sure. He also wants to attend Tennessee, FSU, and Texas Tech's camps if possible.

When pressed about a commitment, he said will likely wait until after the season and hopes to announce at the U.S. Army All-American game early next year.

InsideTennessee.com will keep you updated on Harvey's recruitment.


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