The Land of Enchantment is home for a two-way standout Phillip Harrison (6-4, 275, 4.9) from Albuquerque (N.M.) Highland. The two in-state schools probably would have preferred that the word this talented football player would have stayed in state.
Alas that is not the case. Though the two instate schools New Mexico and New Mexico State have offered Harrison a scholarship the word on him is out and he getting serious attention from schools coast-to-coast.
Harrison has received phone calls and serious recruiting interest from Oregon, Texas Tech, Nebraska and before Washington head coach Keith Gilbertson was given his walking papers, the Huskies were showing a lot of interest. Harvard is another school that is showing a lot of recruiting attention.
Harrison camped at Arizona State and he selected the camp’s most outstanding defensive lineman and was selected MVP defensive end a the Sun Devil camp.
Some schools are recruiting Harrison for offense while other schools like him as a defensive player.
The New Mexico Lobos like him as a defensive end. New Mexico State Aggies like him as an offensive guard. The Oregon Ducks are recruiting Harrison as an offensive lineman.
“I am setting one visit to Oregon as soon as I can,” Harrison said. “I will also set up visits with the two schools that have offered me scholarships.”
Harrison has great feet, which he attributes to his playing soccer. He quit the sport of soccer to play concentrate on football.
Harrison is a very motivated football player who has only been playing the game for four years so it is very apparent that his best football is ahead of him.
Harrison and his Highland teammates will face-off against Clovis in a state semi-final game this Friday.
Harrison is just as good in the classroom as he is on the playing field. He carries a 4.3 GPA and ninth out of a class of 356.