5-9, 180-pound Hyde Leadership (CT) star Willie Harriott may have a few new offers in the coming weeks. Florida State and Tennessee have come into the mix recently, with one of these programs showing very significant interest according to Harriott’s father Vincent Brantle.
“I know we’ve sent film to Florida State and Tennessee recently,” Brantle said. “Florida State’s making a strong push towards offering. I’ve talked to Coach [John] Lilly twice over the past 2 weeks. He said that soon after they get the video, they’ll sit down, evaluate it and give us an answer very soon.”
Brantle believes that Willie will “schedule an official visit to Virginia Tech. We might have to do it after the season.” The Hokies remain one of the schools very high on Harriott’s list right now.
“Virginia Tech is still one of the top 3,” Brantle said. “I’d still say Virginia Tech, Florida State, UConn, Penn State and Boston College” are high on Willie’s list.
Harriott’s interest in Tech grew this summer, when he paid a visit to Blacksburg for a one day camp. His recruiting coach, Jim Cavanaugh, is another reason the Hokies are in solid position here.
“When he was down there, he really liked the area,” Brantle said. “Coach Cavanaugh is a pretty cool man. He says he won’t try to push anything on us. They are recruiting him as an athlete. They like Willie as a cornerback, but then they said they also like his speed at wide receiver. They don’t know where they’d use him yet.”
Fans can expect Harriott to narrow his list down to 3 or 4 schools and take official visits to those programs before making a decision.
The speedy Harriott is continuing to show his big-play ability this season. According to Brantle, Harriott, who plays cornerback, tailback and wide receiver, is averaging 2 touchdowns per game. Last week, Harriott made 2 interceptions and returned both for scores.
Hyde Leadership is off to a perfect 5-0 record in 2004.
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