Harrelson Lists Top Five

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Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) WR/DB Todd Harrelson is now up to 12 Division 1A scholarship offers following the May Evaluation period. Five programs currently stand high on his list as he heads into the summer, when he plans to make numerous unofficial visits in hopes of making a commitment before the start of his senior season.

Akron, Clemson, Connecticut, East Carolina, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Northern Illinois, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech are the schools that have officially offered the 6-2, 185-pound prospect. Which five are currently at the top of his list?

“I have a top five,” Harrelson said. “They are UNC, Tennessee, Northern Illinois, Virginia Tech and Clemson. The top five are my main interest right now, but I’m still open.”

It has been no secret that Tennessee is a program of high interest for Harrelson, who received an offer from the Vols last month.

“I was very excited,” Harrelson said of his offer from UT. “I’ve been waiting for that offer for a long time.”

Harrelson attended camp at one of his favorites, UNC, this past Saturday. The experience went well and he felt like he performed well in front of the UNC coaches.

“I got to talk to all the coaches and to head coach Butch Davis,” Harrelson recalled. “That seems like a good school to go to. I’ve talked to the coaches a lot, especially [Wide Receivers] Coach [Charlie] Williams and [Running Backs] Coach [Ken] Browning.”

The next camp for Harrelson will be this coming Saturday, when he plans to go to Virginia Tech’s senior camp. He plans to visit UVa the following Saturday for an Elite Junior Day. In addition to unofficial visits to other schools, he hopes to attend camp at Tennessee as well.

When it comes time to make a decision, Harrelson knows which factors will be most important. Location is not one of them.

“Other than the academic part, mainly if I am going to be able to get in and get a lot of playing time,” Harrelson said. “The overall program is important, too.”

A first-team all-Southeastern district and all-Tidewater selection