Mount Dora (Fla.) athlete Vegas Harley got good news recently when he found out he earned a 17 on the ACT. That, combined with a 2.68 core GPA, has Harley set to academically qualify. For the Central Florida athlete, improving his academic situation was a big weight off his shoulders.
"It just felt good," Harley said. "My hard work paid off. I have just been trying to get a better score and I got one. I am just going to try to keep improving upon that."
So far the 6-foot, 180-pound has taken just one official visit traveling to the Peach State to check out a school.
"I visited Georgia Southern this past weekend," Harley said. "It was a nice visit. It is a good school, a tight family. I just felt at home."
This coming weekend the three-star prospect is planning to visit another out-of-state school.
"I am probably going to visit Memphis this weekend," Harley said. "I have been talking to Coach (Galen) Scott. We are just trying to get everything set up for this week."
While Signing Day is a little over a week away, Harley says his recruitment could go beyond that point. He is drawing attention from a Pac-12 school that is waiting to see how some of their other offers play out before they make a major move on Harley.
"Arizona has been showing me some attention," Harley said. "It started after they hired Coach (Rich) Rodriguez. Pretty much they have to see who commits and they might bring me in. If a scholarship is available, they will bring me in for an official visit and I will see if I get a feel for it and like it."
Arizona has yet to offer. Georgia Southern and Memphis have both offered.
Harley said his preferred position in college is at quarterback.