First offer in the books for Harrison

On a team that was loaded with D-1 talent last fall, Contra Costa CB Dominique Harrison (6-0, 185) stood out as a player who has the skills to play at the highest levels of college football. Now that teams have gotten a look at what he can do on the field, interest has begun to pick up with one Pac 12 school extending him an offer and more BCS programs could follow suit shortly...

"I got offered by Arizona State," Harrison told "They were talking with my coach and they just liked what I could do on the field and how I played with no fear and that was something that they liked, so they offered.

"It's great to get that first offer, but it just motivates me to be the best I can be and work that much harder, so I'm focused on what I have to do and more schools are coming after me too, but I'm letting coach (Alonzo) Carter handle all of that stuff."

As a freshman in 2012, Harrison started every game except one and finished with 15 tackles, four interceptions and 16 passes defensed from his corner spot.

"I'm pretty versatile because I can play man-to-man or I can play zone," Harrison said. "I love the in-your-face stuff that goes on when you play man, so that's probably my favorite thing and when I get out there, I try and run the route for the receiver so it gets tough to complete stuff on me."

As a prep, Harrison graduated from Tracy (Ca.) High School and wasn't recruited much.

"I wasn't going to be a qualifier and so a lot of schools didn't really give me much of a look since it was a small school that I was at," Harrison recalled. "When coach Carter and the rest of the staff talked to me they said that I had a great opportunity to get qualified and to get looks if I came (to Contra Costa), so I decided to get up here and get to work and it's started to pay off for me."

Harrison is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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