Harmon still trying to be the best

Tilghman receiver J.D. Harmon is still waiting for his first scholarship offer. However with his combination of size and speed, it shouldn't be too long before he gets one.

Tilghman receiver J.D. Harmon is still waiting for his first scholarship offer. However with his combination of size and speed, it shouldn't be too long before he gets one.

Last season Paducah Tilghman had a record of 11-2, reaching the third round of the KHSAA playoffs. The Blue Tornado had a dominating pair of wide receivers in Kentucky signee Josh Forrest and junior J.D. Harmon.

Harmon, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder, had 30 receptions for 618 yards and five touchdowns. Harmon also had a great season on the other side of the field. He had seven interceptions and one touchdown off those picks. He also had 61 tackles.

Because of his overall athleticism and play, he's getting attention from several schools.

"I'm hearing from Cincinnati, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, UCLA, Indiana and Tennessee," he said. While there aren't any scholarships on the table currently, Harmon believes he'll have some "shortly."

Harmon was invited to Kentucky's Junior Day, but wasn't able to go because of his basketball schedule.

"I was supposed to go (to UK), but I didn't get the chance. I had a basketball game. We're doing really well, so I've been busy," he continued.

Harmon and his Blue Tornado are playing for the First Region Title tonight. But Harmon's focus on basketball won't last very long.

"I'll be going to North Carolina for the Blue Chip Academy for a football camp. I'll be going to a lot more (camps), running track and working on my agility," he continued.

Harmon has the physical attributes to be an excellent receiver and he's working hard to reach his potential.

"My goal is to work on being the best wide receiver I can to help my team win another state title and have fun doing it," he finished.


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