UP NEXT: 2009 RNE LB Harrison Oxendine

SCPrepNation.com continues to bring you the very best in regards to high school prospects from the Palmetto State. In this edition of our "UP NEXT" series we will introduce to you, Richland Northeast LB, Harrison Oxendine. Come inside to learn more about the rising senior prospect from the Midlands Area of South Carolina.

At the beginning of the 2007 football season, Harrison Oxendine was aimed as one of the key ingredients for the Cavaliers ground attack. However though, things changed a little when RNE took a hit on the defensive side of the ball, due to injuries. "Last season was kind of crazy," Oxendine said. "I used to play running back and slot receiver. But then our linebackers (Chaz and Quentin) got hurt, so they moved me over to linebacker. I've been playing there ever since. All in all, I think I adjusted pretty well."

Lately, the 5-10, 190 pound LB has been working diligently, in an effort to hone his skills for the upcoming 2008 season. Outside of his extensive workout schedule, he has been making his rounds to various combines/camps, in order to showcase his talent(s) in front of college coaches. Midland Area standout gave us the scoop on one of his most recent camp experiences. "I went to a camp at The Citadel the other day," Oxendine said. "After working out with them, they told me that they were very interested in me as a prospect."

In the meantime, Harrison seems quite intrigued with The Citadel himself…. "They are one of the first schools to show interest in me, and I'm very appreciative for that," Oxendine said. "I really like the coaching staff. They really seem serious about their program. I can see myself going to the Citadel."

Although quite fond of the prestigious military school, Oxendine has taken a liking to several other members of the SOCON. "I really like the Citadel, but I'm also interested in several other schools from the Southern Conference," he said. "I like Furman, Wofford, and Appalachian State too." Harrison admitted that not very many schools know of him. However, he is very confident that if he continues to work his plan, things will change.

In closing, the rising senior left us with one of his personal goals for the upcoming 2008 season. "I'm really looking forward to this season," Harrison said. "I would like to average at least 10 to15 tackles a game this fall. I am looking to make a big statement on the field this year."

Stay tuned for more on the Richland Northeast High star, as his recruitment continues to take shape.

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