After going through the recruiting process last year, Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson cornerback Sherrard Harrington got reclassified into the class of 2011. It didn't take long for interest to come as he received his first offer yesterday from the ACC.
"Duke offered me on Thursday," he said. "They told my mentor Jordan Steffy, the former quarterback at Maryland. I was told from him. He told me that the scholarship paper is coming.
"Then, I called my recruiter, Coach Zac Roper. That's a great guy. He's real. I told him right from the get go that I've been through a lot in my life and I want him to be real honest with his opinion of me. I didn't want him to feed me things. He told me, I know how to play the game and he stayed with his word. I appreciate that."
What does Harrington think of the Blue Devils?
"I know they have a great academic school," he said. "That's No. 1 for me and I'm not even thinking from a football standpoint. Once I get to Duke, I can get my degree and focus on getting a job after football. I want to run my own company and they have a great business program. Some people around my school call me the business man."
Harrington doesn't have a visit set yet to Durham, but maintains he will be headed there soon.
In the meantime, the 6-foot-0, 177-pounder is getting interest from one other school, Maryland.
"Hopefully they will offer as well," he said. "I'm cool with Coach Franklin and my sister graduated from there. I believe Maryland should recruit in-state talent.
"The thing is I haven't sent my tape out to anyone except Duke yet and they are the one I got feedback from."
Harrington had a solid season for Woodson this past year posting 37 tackles, 14 deflections and two interceptions. He added 13 receptions on offense for 305-yards and four scores.
Harrington plans to enroll at his future college destination as a mid-year graduate in January 2011.