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Harvin lighting up the track

After the five star rankings were released, Virginia Beach (Va.) Landstown receiver Percy Harvin topped out as the number one player in the country. What are the 6-foot-1, 188-pounder's thoughts on the honor?
"To be honest it feels good, but I don't really look at that," he said. "It is good to get noticed and I'm glad that everyone knows I'm the best in the country."
The 4.4-second 40-yard dash speedster is running track and proving he is tops at that too.
"I had a track meet the other day and I took first in the 100, 200, 4x100 relay and the triple jump," he said. "I thought I did pretty well being that my body is starting to get tired since I haven't had a break since August."
Harvin is looking to attend the Virginia state track meet on Friday and Saturday and he has big expectations there too.
"I'm hoping to take five first places there," he said. "If I do that I'll be the first athlete ever to take all five in Virginia."
Once track is done this weekend, Harvin won't be taking time off as he will be getting himself ready for football season. He plans to partake in some 7-on-7 passing leagues including ones at Ocean Lakes and Oscar Smith this summer.
Harvin also made it clear that he isn't really looking at taking any unofficial visits this summer.
"As of right now, I won't take any unless I get a chance," he said. "Right now I want to focus on the football season coming up."
The Rivals 100 star also confirmed that his top eight are still Florida State, LSU, Miami, South Carolina, Southern Cal, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
"I'm going to try to narrow it down even more. My coach, coach (Chris) Beatty said he's going to call me and Damon's (McDaniel) parents in and work on that in the next couple of weeks," he said. "I don't have a clue what it will drop to, but we're just going to start narrowing it down. I have no idea what he has in mind."
At this point are there any schools Harvin definitely wants to take an official visit to?
"Right now, I'd like to take a visit to all the schools in the top eight," he said. "I really want to go to all of them, but that's what we're going to talk about - which ones I need to be visiting."
The evaluation period has also just finished up; did any coaches specifically impress the star receiver?
"To be honest they have all been about the same, no one particularly stood out."
Next season Harvin is looking to improve on his game in two important ways.
"I'd probably say I want to work on my blocking and a little bit more on my routes," he said. "I want to work on my blocking because we run a lot of screen passes. While most people say my route running is pretty good, I think I get open because of my speed. If I improve on my route running and use my speed, then that's really to my advantage."
Harvin was named player of the year in Virginia for football as he rushed for 726 yards and nine touchdowns and also had 1,016 yards receiving, 17 receiving touchdowns, four punt returns for touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
The wide receiver has a solid 3.0 GPA and posted an 890 on the SAT.