Contra Costa OT has four early offers

With his impressive size and athleticism, Contra Costa OT Desmond Harrison (6-8, 315) has already hauled in four early offers and more could be on the way. JCFootball.com caught up with both Harrison and his head coach, Alonzo Carter, and they gave us an update on things...

"He's got offers right now from Washington, Arizona State, Boise State and San Jose State," Carter told JCFootball.com recently. "We also made the trip up to California earlier this week, so we're expecting they will offer him pretty soon too."

At 6-8, 315 pounds, Carter said that Harrison is a rare athlete with both his size, footwork and sheer athleticism.

"He's the most athletic big man that I've ever been around or coached," Carter noted. "He plays basketball, so that has really helped his footwork and his hands and he runs a 4.9 forty, so he's a freak athletically.

"Then you throw in that he's got a 380-pound bench and he jumps 34-inches, it's a great package of raw skills to work with.

"He's also a really hard worker and when he gets on the field, he's mean and gets after guys."

Harrison prepped at Thurgood Marshall High School in Tennessee and was unable to qualify, admitting that he didn't do as well as he should have done.

"My grades weren't where I needed them to be or where they should have been," Harrison admitted. "I just wasn't focused on the right stuff at all.

"My (high school) coach knew coach Carter pretty well and he said I should head out here to play ball because there is some top talent here and because coach Carter can get me ready to play at the next level, as long as I take care of my grades and I have done that."

As a freshman last season, Harrison played mainly right tackle for the Comets, but Carter said he could play almost anywhere along the line of scrimmage.

"Because of his size, he'll be a tackle and he could play on either side, we just needed him at right tackle so that's where we put him," Carter said. "He is mean though, so you could play him inside and he'd really get after guys inside too."

"Honestly, I don't care where I play, I just like playing football," Harrison said. "It's something that I love to do and I've been working hard this offseason trying to get ready for this season."

Harrison is on pace to graduate in May of next year (2013) and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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