Signing Day Capsule: Brandon Harrison

Signing Day Capsule: Brandon Harrison

<p><strong>Brandon Harrison</strong> surprisingly re-entered the recruiting picture for the Michigan Wolverines after de-committing from Notre Dame in the wake of Tyrone Willingham's firing. The Domers' loss is certainly Michigan's gain, as the lock down corner could see action during his freshman season. <strong>Video Included.</strong></p>

Brandon Harrison
Cornerback
Chaminade Julienne HS
(Dayton, OH)
5-8.5/190/4.35
NR: ****
Position Rank: 17

Scout.com Profile link:
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Brandon Harrison Profile

Scout.com Player Video:
Brandon Harrison Video

His Recruiting Story:
Harrison is a blazingly fast corner that wowed onlookers at the Ohio State Nike Camp by testing of the charts and dominating in one-on-one drills. He chimed in with a 4.25 in the 40, a 4.28 sec. shuttle, a 37.3 inch vertical jump, and registered 18 bench press reps of 185-lbs.. He also reportedly runs the 100 meter dash in a time of 10.6 seconds and boasts a bench press of 305-pounds.

Harrison visited Michigan for its annual junior day in February 04, and the Wolverines were thought to be the favorite for his services at that time. The athletic DB expressed a desire to get his decision over with early and when the Wolverines weren't among his initial offers, he began to focus more upon those that did. Tops on his list was Tyrone Willingham and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Harrison committed to the Domers on June 29th, 2004 after attending their summer camp.

When Notre Dame fired Willingham at the end of their season, Harrison became disenchanted with the program and decided to re-open his recruitment. The frontrunners at that point were the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Michigan Wolverines. Kirk Ferentz proved a formidable adversary, as Harrison almost decided to spend his college days in Iowa City. Fortunately for Michigan, though, the Harrison's affinity for the Maize and Blue and the proximity to home proved too much to overcome. Harrison committed to Michigan, live on ESPN on December 14, 2004.

During his senior season, Harrison had 80 tackles and 4 interceptions and rushed for over 1,000 for Chaminade Julienne, where he teamed with Michigan State Commitment Javon Ringer.

GoBlueWolverine Commentary
Brandon Harrison is an extremely skilled corner. At the Ohio State Nike camp this summer he shut down every receiver he faced. He can run with any wideout in the country, has excellent hips, can jump, and is very strong. The only knock against him is his diminutive stature. That said, he should not be underestimated. Harrison may not be the tallest DB, but by no means is he small. At 190+ pounds, he can match up physically and play bump and run coverage against most receivers. When going against taller opponents, he puts his 37-inch vertical to use. He is physically ready to come in and contribute in nickel and dime packages from the time he sets foot on campus.

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