There is a nationally known prospect at Woodland in 2024 OT Kam Pringle. He’s been offered by Power Five programs across the country and is viewed as one of the top prospects in the 2024 class. But he’s not alone in garnering some big-time attention. ATH Suderian Harrison (5-9 170) has gone from a virtual unknown in the 2023 class to a coveted prospect.
In the last couple of weeks, Harrison has gained offers from Virginia, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and Louisville. Up until this week, he had heard zilch from USC and Clemson. But Tuesday USC running backs coach Monterio Hardesty contacted Harrison and invited him to Saturday’s game with Missouri. Harrison accepted the invite.
“He said he can’t wait to meet me,” Harrison said of his message from Hardesty. “I’m excited about it. It’s my second time going up. I went up last spring for one of their practices. They haven’t really said (about an offer) but hopefully it leads to something.”
Harrison said Hardesty has not identified what position the Gamecocks might like him for. He can play slot receiver, defensive back and punt returner, though he’s a quarterback and safety in high school.
Virginia could be the team to watch here. Tony Elliott was the first to offer Harrison having known him from his Clemson days, and Harrison went up there for their spring game. He is scheduled for an official visit to Virginia December 2nd.
“Thanks to UVA for actually taking the shot on me at first,” Harrison said. “They actually got everybody else fired up. Of course, he likes me as a football player, but he told me I check off the list as being a great young man, academically and character. He sees me as a program changer. He said no matter where he puts me on the field, he thinks I can make plays for him and change the program.”
Elliott wasn’t the only former Clemson assistant to take note of Harrison. Oklahoma head coach Brent Venables was made aware of him while he was the Tigers’ defensive coordinator.
“When he coached at Clemson, he coached one of Woodland’s former players, Robert Smith,” Harrison said. “That was the connection with him, and he was the one that found me. He took a shot on me as well.”
Now that he has major options, Harrison can start to think about making a decision on a future college program, but he’s not going to rush the process.
I’m just taking it one day at a time and seeing what other schools contact me before making a decision,” he said.
Harrison also plays basketball for Woodland. Before he joined the Wolverines, he played at McCormick.