Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN) junior Kris Harley attended Virginia Tech’s July camp last summer and witnessed a game in the 2008 season. Along with Warren Central junior offensive lineman/defensive lineman Kiaro Holts, the 6-2, 260-pound defensive tackle prospect plans to return to Blacksburg for a visit this Friday and Saturday.
Harley and Holts will arrive on Friday and head back home on Saturday.
“I really didn’t get to see the campus or the facilities on those other visits,” said Harley, who attends the high school alma mater of current Hokies running back Darren Evans. “Now, I want to see all they have to offer.”
Last October, Virginia Tech became the second school to extend an official scholarship offer to Harley. Iowa was the first, but the Hawkeyes and Hokies have received some serious company in recent weeks and months, including Cincinnati, Indiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Purdue, Southern Cal and Wake Forest.
“I’ve got 13 offers right now,” said Harley, who adds that all 13 are official.
“I’m surprised about it. I knew I was good. I didn’t know I would blow up like this, though.”
Harley has visited Cincinnati, Indiana, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue and Virginia Tech up to this point. Most recently, he has attended junior days at Cincinnati, Indiana and Purdue and says he enjoyed all three experiences.
Harley listed Ohio State and Virginia Tech as early favorites last fall, but last night he shied away from naming any top schools and isn’t sure when a college decision may come.
“A school just needs to wow me,” Harley said. “I’m open right now. I don’t have any favorites. I just want to see who is best for me.”
In what was a stellar junior season, Harley finished with 91 tackles including five sacks and one fumble recovery. He earned a spot on the Indianapolis Star Super Football team for his performance.