APOPKA, Fla. - In Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips season-opening victory over Apopka (Fla.), junior running back Eric Harrell was a workhorse pounding out tough yards between the tackles. Harrell said that the victory was important after a difficult offseason that included some setbacks in preseason games.
"The game was really, really important because people were doubting us after we lost to Cocoa in the spring and then Gainesville last week," Harrell said. "So this game was really important to us."
For the 5-foot-10, 173-pound Harrell, he said his approach to his junior season and increased workload is to work hard and approach every snap the same way.
"I am just trying to take it one day at a time and work hard," Harrell said. "I am also making sure my grades are straight, putting school first."
At this stage of the process, Harrell is just starting to receive correspondence from different schools. He said he expects the interest to increase as his junior year progresses.
"I've heard from Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State," Harrell said. "They are sending me mail."
Harrell has no unofficial visits planned at this time for during the season.