Harrell enjoys West Virginia official

This past weekend, Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit linebacker Anthony Harrell hit the road for his first official visit. He made his way up north to Morgantown to see West Virginia in action. He came away impressed with everything he saw from the Mountaineers in their victory over UNLV.
"It was great," Harrell said. "Great facilities, a great stadium, everything was nice. It is a great city. I liked everything about it.
"All of the coaches were good to me, they were nice to me," Harrell added. "I thought they were pretty good coaches from what I saw."
At this point, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker isn't in a rush when it comes to his recruitment. He holds nearly two dozen offers and expects to add more throughout his senior season.
"I don't have a list of top schools right now because I still have more offers coming in as I send out my game film," Harrell said. "So I am not going to commit right now."
Amongst his numerous offers and other interested parties, he said a few are in contact more than others.
"I am hearing from about 10 schools right now," Harrell said. "N.C. State, Wake (Forest), West Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Miami, South Florida, and a couple of other schools."
Harrell's most recent offers came from Wake Forest and Vanderbilt, and he said he felt that Michigan was close to pulling the trigger. As for other official visits, he knows of two likely destinations in the coming weeks.
"I still have to take some more visits and see what else there is," Harrell said. "I know I plan to visit N.C. State and Vanderbilt sometime soon, but I haven't scheduled those visits yet. They will be officials."
He has previously taken unofficial visits to Notre Dame, who he is no longer in contact with, as well as all of the Florida schools.
With no specific timeline in mind for making a decision, Harrell said he is simply looking for the right fit.
"I want to be able to play early," Harrell said. "I want to play in a big atmosphere. I want to play for a traditionally known program for football."
While he named no leader following his visit to West Virginia, there is no denying that Bill Stewart's program made a major impression upon the three-star Sunshine State product.
"I am real excited about the visit up to West Virginia," Harrell said. "I thought it was great. It was nice. I felt I fit in. It fit me a lot. I still have to check out my other offers and see if they fit me as well, but West Virginia definitely is up there right now. Everything I expected was there and even more."'s No. 97 ranked player in Florida is playing both running back and linebacker for the Tigers, who are 6-0 on the season.