2014 OL Andrew Harrell (6’5, 290) of Florida High in Tallahassee, Florida had an outstanding junior campaign. He was named his team’s Offensive Line MVP and named First Team All-Big Bend by the Tallahassee Democrat and is being considered for All-State honors. The other First Team All-Big Bend guard? Consensus four star guard and Florida St. verbal commit Ira Denson.
According to his coaches, Harrell had 78 pancakes and 69 knockdowns, grading out at 87%.
He’s earned the attention of top programs in the South and gave Deep South Recruiting an update on his recruitment. “I’ve been hearing from Ole Miss, Missouri, Troy, Virginia, Arizona, and Florida St.“
He talked about his SEC interest. “I went on an unofficial visit to Ole Miss and everything went well. Missouri has been sending me letters every week saying I’m one of their top prospects, but no plans on visiting them as of yet.”
The program recruiting him the hardest, the Florida State Seminoles and Harrell’s favorite currently, have been showing strong interest in making him an addition to their 2014 recruiting class, inviting the standout lineman to campus on five different occasions over the course of the season. “Florida St. coaches have told me they like what they see. I’ve been invited to their Junior Day and their Offensive Line camp by Offensive Line Coach Rick Trickett.”
Harrell, a NUC All-American game invitee, told Deep South Recruiting about his additional offseason plans. “I’ve already been to FAU‘s Junior Day and I plan to attend the same event for South Florida, Central Florida, and Ole Miss,” he said. “I workout almost everyday at Success Athletic Training and have increased my bench press to 315 pounds and my squat to 450.”
Florida High’s star lineman made tremendous strides this season and he mentioned what he thought he improved upon the most. “I got stronger, more physical, and improved my understanding of the game.”
– Michael Bradley