DE/TE Nyck Harbor of Washington, DC made his second official visit of the month last weekend with a stop at Michigan. The visit came two weeks after Harbor and his parents spent the weekend at USC. He came out of that visit with the Gamecocks excited about the possibilities for him in Columbia. Likewise, he came out of his visit with the Wolverines excited about his opportunities in Ann Arbor.
“He said it was a great visit,” Archbishop Carroll head coach Robert Harris said after discussing the weekend with Harbor. “He said he had great time. He enjoyed the whole visit. He said of course the atmosphere was electric. He liked going to visit the campus and the College of Medicine to see what his possible degrees could be in. He like the plan that they had for him. He said he had a good time.”
Academics are a major part of the recruiting equation for Harbor as he looks for his right spot. Harris said Jim Harbaugh and the staff made sure he got plenty of information about the direction he could take academically.
“They gave him a couple of options degree-wise,” Harris said. “He liked all the options; I just don’t remember what all they were.”
From a football standpoint, Harris said what Harbor heard from Harbaugh and company was pretty much in line with what he had heard from Shane Beamer and the other coaches in pursuit.
“Everybody’s the same there,” Harris said. “It’s nothing different there. Everybody is saying they want him to come play football and they are going to give him the option to run track as well.”
As for what Harbor thinks about Harbaugh, Harris said Harbor always has held him in high regard.
“He didn’t say much this past weekend, but he’s expressed that he really likes Coach Harbaugh and the staff before. That was nothing new, so we didn’t get in depth about that.”
Beamer, of course, is keeping in touch with Harbor. Harris said there’s not been a lot of new breaking ground from the Gamecocks’ standpoint.
“Nothing new yet,” Harris said. “I guess he and the family are still processing both of the visits and weighing it all out, so he hasn’t said anything else.”
Harris said with two visits done, the plan now is for Harbor to focus on the rest of his season and put off all other official visits until after the season. He also has LSU, Southern Cal, Miami, Maryland and Georgia on his short list. Harris said Harbor will work in his last official visits around the two all-star games he will play in after the season.