Harrington commits to Colorado

Players come out of the woodwork this time of year as schools try to fill holes with top JUCO talent and College of the Canyons LB Evan Harrington (6-0, 225) is a player who was in the right place at the right time. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented linebacker and he updated us on things including why he decided to commit to Colorado while he was on campus this past weekend...

"It was just great there, really, really great," Harrington told JCFootball.com. "I loved every bit of my visit and had a lot of fun.

"They offered me on my visit and told me they wanted me at middle linebacker to take advantage of my quickness and my strength and anticipation."

Harrington had an offer from Utah State and was getting heavy interest from UTEP and Nevada as well.

Schools were slow to offer Harrington, partly because of his lack of ideal height, but it appears his productivity outweighed his measurements in the Buffalo coaching staff's eyes.

"They said they liked how quick I am to the ball and to recognizing a play and making a break on the ball-carrier," Harrington noted. "I can play inside or outside and that's what I did at COC the past two years, but I feel real comfortable inside and feel I will do well there."

Harrington managed to post 80 tackles and three sacks from his strongside spot this year, using his 4.55 speed and athleticism to track plays down no matter where the opposing offense ran the ball.

Harrington was a standout prep in Maryland, but he didn't get much in the way as far as recruiting attention is concerned for two reasons -- grades and size.

"I didn't qualify and I felt getting out here and playing in this environment would be good for me," Harrington said. "I got out here and my focus was on school and football and I'll finish up in May with three years to play two so it was a great move for me."

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