Top JUCO safety prospect talks recruiting

One of the top JUCO safety prospects in the country this year is CCSF S Jarrell Harrison (6-2, 210) and he's got the offers to prove it. caught up with the gifted defender recently and he updates us on things including his visit to a Big 12 program last weekend and what his plans for the future hold...

After a standout prep career at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Harrison signed with his hometown schools, but things were put on hold when he didn't qualify.

"I was frustrated, but it happened and you show your character by making the best of situations," Harrison told recently. "I went up to Reedley to play quarterback, but things didn't really work out there, so I came over to City and I've been really happy here.

"We won the national championship last year and the coaches here are really good and I just like it here a lot."

For the season Harrison leads the Rams with 53 tackles and three interceptions from his free safety position.

"I can play anywhere a team wants me to play," Harrison said. "I can come up and stick you or I can cover a guy in the slot or I can play center field and make plays that way.

"I love playing free safety, but wherever a school wants me to play, that's where I will go and be the best I can be."

On the recruiting front, Harrison recently took a visit to Missiouri and came away impressed with both the school and the city.

"I loved it there," Harrison said. "If I had to rate it on a scale of 10, I would say 10 out of 10 is how I would rate it.

"It's really a college town and the coaches and the program are great. I couldn't say enough about my visit."

So with his trip to Columbia (Mo.) out of the way, is it a done deal he ends up a Tiger?

"Not right now," Harrison said. "I have a trip to Arizona State scheduled, but I have to call the coaches next week and set it up.

"Arizona State is an up-and-coming school and I grew up in Vegas, so it's pretty close to home. I could go there and my family could watch me and I really like coach (Craig) Bray and the system they run there.

"I also have offers from North Carolina State and UNLV and I'm going to look at them closely too, so I don't plan on making a commitment until I've taken my visits."

In addition to the schools that have offered, Hawaii and Houston have also let it be known they love Harrison's potential and they too could be close to offering.

Harrison is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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