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Harvin sets No. 3

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Virginia Beach (Va.) Landstown wide receiver Percy Harvin is the nation's No. 1 player and a top target for more than 60 different D-1 programs. He's also not a big fan of the recruiting process and all the phone calls and attention that it brings. Quietly, Harvin has two official visits scheduled and just set a tentative date for a third. Who's still in the mix for the top player in America?
"I've got the visits set to Florida (Sept. 16) and Southern Cal (Oct. 28)," said the 6-foot-1, 194-pounder. "I want to take at least four official visits and then commit in November. I'd like to get the process done."
Harvin's coach, Chris Beatty, said a tentative date has been set for an official visit with Miami.
"Oct. 22 is the weekend," said Beatty. "I think that's when they play Georgia Tech."
With three officials set, who will get the fourth or a fifth if it goes that long?
"I'm still interested in Florida State, Tennessee and LSU," Harvin said. "That's about it. My official visits will really go a long way towards determining where I go."
Harvin recently took an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech with his friend and teammate Damon McDaniel. However, he was honest and direct about the intention.
"I felt it would be a good chance to get away for a weekend," he said. "Damon is interested in Tech a bit, so we went. I knew most of the players that I saw there, but it didn't change my mind about anything. I'm not interested, I want to get out of state."
Harvin's team began practice this week.
"I'm ready, I've been working hard this summer getting bigger and stronger," said Harvin. "I'll do the same things I did last year which means I'll play some quarterback, running back, flanker - whatever it takes to help the team."
Landstown opens with Tallwood on Sept. 1. Harvin would like to get his last official visits set soon, but he's still thinking about where they will be.
"It's still up in the air," he said. "Most likely Florida State because I've always liked them a lot."
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