Harrington talks his game and UL

Fern Creek High (Ky.) is loaded with quality players in the 2011 class. One of the best of the group is Jalen Harrington. Harrington talked with Scout Kentucky Preps about a few different topics.

Fern Creek High (Ky.) is loaded with quality players in the 2011 class. One of the best of the group is Jalen Harrington. Harrington talked with Scout Kentucky Preps about a few different topics.

While already committed to Louisville, Jalen Harrington is still out working hard on becoming a better player. "I want to get better at every part of my game," he said. "I just want to not only be the best on the field, but the smartest player on the field," he said.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound athlete already has the physical tools in place to compete at the next level. He's willing to put his body on the line to make the big play. "I consider my biggest strength to be just finding the best way possible to help my team win," he said. "If it's coming up with that big stop on defense or making that big play on offense that we need," Harrington continued.

"I think I performed great last season, but I know I can perform at a higher level for this season," he said.

Harrington performed well enough to earn offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Illinois and Purdue. He's also hearing from Indiana, Western Kentucky and Stanford. But Harrington is solid with the Cards.

"I'm solid on Louisville, but at the same time I'm still looking at what other schools have to offer because I'm not only going to school to play football, but I'm first and mostly going to get an education," he said. "That's my priority."

Harrington was sold on staying home at Louisville by the new regime that has taken over in Louisville. "The new coaching staff," he said. "Coach Strong and Coach Bedford are the type of coaches I like to play for. They're aggressive and they have a mentality that the Cardinals are going to outwork every other school in the country to be the best," he continued.

Harrington plans to take in a few camps in the next few weeks before schools tarts back up, and he hopes to see improvements in his and his team's game. "My biggest goal this summer is to not only get myself better, but also get my team better, so that we can be at that level to where nobody is going to outplay us, no matter how good they are," he finished.

Harrington is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com.


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