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Baylor showing interest to Akeem Harrison

7/1/2012



Linebacker Akeem Harrison (Killeen, Texas/Killeen) has an offer from Boise State, but there’s one school in particular -- one a little closer to home -- that has managed to catch his attention.

Harrison has been in contact with Baylor in the past couple of weeks. A 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker, Harrison has connected with his area recruiting contact, safeties coach Brian Norwood, and has built a good relationship with him and the Baylor staff.

“Right now, they’re going through their evaluation process, but things are looking pretty good,” Harrison said of Baylor. “I’m expecting a call from them some time this week. Coach Norwood said they want me to play inside linebacker.”

Harrison’s versatility makes him an intriguing FBS candidate. Projected to be an outside linebacker by many, Harrison’s athleticism allows him to play both the inside and outside backer positions. He also can line up on offense as a flex tight end or a wide receiver. Harrison was a second-team all-district tight end last season.

Harrison impressed Baylor coaches with a solid performance at a one-day camp last month. He said Boise State is still an intriguing offer -- particularly with the team’s recent winning tradition -- but getting a Baylor scholarship offer would fit in several different avenues. The campus is about an hour away from his home, and Baylor is a part of the well-respected Big 12 Conference.

“I’m really liking how they’re doing things around the school,” Harrison said. “After the camp, I went on a tour of the campus. I just liked it all.”

Along with Boise State and Baylor, Harrison is getting looks from Minnesota and Arizona State.