After being committed to Liberty University for nearly three months, Christian Harrison has decided to re-open his recruitment.
The 2022 3-star defensive back from Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia made the decision due to the amount of Power-5 interest that he’s received over the last month, including from Neal Brown and West Virginia. Along with WVU, Harrison has received offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech, and Kansas State.
WV Sports Now caught up with Harrison and asked him about the decision that he made on Monday night.
“My biggest reason for de-committing was for a bigger opportunity and to explore my different options and see what all is out there,” Harrison told WV Sports Now. “It was difficult to do because I built a great relationship with Coach Hunley, and Coach Freeze and to break from that was difficult.”
Harrison received his WVU offer five days ago from co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach ShaDon Brown.
“I like the offer from West Virginia; it being a Big 12 offer and playing big-time football is something that makes me look at them,” said Harrison. “I’ve had a little communication with them since the offer but it hasn’t been been that long since I got offered so… Coach Brown has developed several NFL defensive backs and has told me he would have me doing different things that’s in their system with their defense, but ultimately will let me play the way that is most comfortable to me and what I’m best at.”
Harrison tells WVSN that aside from the new offers that we listed above, he’s also hearing from Auburn, Missouri, Louisville, Colorado, Iowa, Washington, and TCU. He plans on making a visit next weekend to Auburn for their game game against Ole Miss. Harrison will also make a future official visit to Tennessee sometime soon.
“That’s all I have planned for right now, but things come up out of nowhere, so we’ll see.”
Christian Harrison is the son of former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots great Rodney Harrison.
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— Christian Harrison. (@ChrisHarrisonI) September 26, 2021