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D.C. athlete fielding new interest

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Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson defensive back Sherrard Harrington picked up two offers early in the process, but the 6-1, 168-pound prospect has started to pull new interest from several schools and he is preparing himself for more offers to come his way in the future.
Duke was the first school to extend Harrington an offer. They were followed by an offer from Tulsa within the last couple weeks.
“I like all the schools that show interest in me,” Harrington said. “It’s still basically Tulsa and Duke involved, but I’ve been talking to BYU. Minnesota and Texas Tech said they just want to see my size in person and they may just pull the trigger.”
Several coaches have told Harrington they will be in the D.C. area this spring to evaluate the talent pool in the nation’s capitol. He may not have to wait until then to add new offers, however, because the coaches he has spoken with recently are giving him strong, positive vibes.
“BYU is talking about they want me to be an impact player for their program,” Harrington said. “Coach [Steve] Kaufusi tells me I am an impact player and they’ve never had a blue chip guy like myself. He thinks I can be a four-year starter, and with them being ranked in the country continuously, that was a big surprise. Hopefully an offer is coming because I sent them my transcript.
“I am supposed to be visiting Texas Tech. Their coach, Coach [Robert] Prunty has been recruiting me very hard. He wants me to work out for them in the spring time.”
Although Harrington is excited about the new interest he is receiving, he is still in regular contact with the two schools that have offered and is building strong relationships with their coaching staffs.
“Duke has a great recruiting coordinator in Coach Zac Roper,” Harrington said. “We can talk about anything â€" we can talk about life and it’s not all from a football standpoint. We talk about how I am doing in school and we have a great connection.
“Tulsa, the same thing goes with them. They have a great recruiting coordinator in Coach [Bob] McClain. He’s a great guy.”
As a junior, Harrington recorded 41 tackles, three interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, and 17 pass break ups from his cornerback position. He also played wide receiver on offense and caught 12 passes for 300 yards and six touchdowns. In the classroom he carries a 3.12 GPA and recently took the test for the first time.
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