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Montrezl Harrell considering five

5/20/2012

When Seth Greenberg was fired last month from Virginia Tech, ESPN 100 power forward Montrezl Harrell (Tarboro, N.C./Hargrave Military) announced he would ask out of his scholarship. After a prolonged period, he was finally released from his letter of intent.

Now that Harrell is free to weigh his options, five programs are in the mix -- Louisville, Florida, Kentucky, Alabama and NC State.

Louisville has a unique tie because current Cardinals assistant Kevin Keatts was the head coach at Hargrave Military Academy when Harrell initially agreed to spend his senior season in Chatman. When Keatts left for Louisville, his protégé at Hargrave Military Academy, A.W. Hamilton, kept Harrell and coached him last season. Harrell will visit Louisville on May 31, according to the Rocky Mountain Telegram.

Outside of Louisville, the curious choice on the list is NC State. The Wolfpack have the most difficult pitch of any team on the list because in order for Harrell to attend NC State, he’d have to sit out a full season because Virginia Tech and NC State are both in the ACC.

As of right now, NC State looks like a long shot because he's not likely to sit out a whole year. Whether he should have to is a discussion for another time.