N.C. State Football Recruiting: Desmond Harrison visiting Arizona State


The Arizona State Sun Devils are getting an official visit this weekend from four-star JUCO offensive tackle Desmond Harrison, who is one of the top JUCO prospects available. Arguably the best offensive tackle in the junior college ranks, the Oklahoma Sooners, Arizona State, N.C. State Wolfpack, Ole Miss, Texas Longhorns, and USC Trojans are all teams in a good position to land the four-star prize.

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Harrison’s first official visit came early in October, when he took an official trip to N.C. State. He enjoyed the visit and has since taken an official visit to Oklahoma. He still has visits lined up to Texas and USC in the next two weeks, so this is a big upcoming visit for Todd Graham and ASU.

Three-star Gray’s Creek standout Patrick Roane is the only N.C. State commit at offensive tackle in the 2013 class, so the Wolfpack will be hoping to land Harrison over the heavyweights they are currently up against. It is an extremely difficult battle, especially considering the departure of head coach Tom O’Brien. The Wolfpack are in great positions to land two other tackles in Chasz Wright and Malik Thompson, but neither of them are at the level of Harrison.

The 6’7″, 305 pound Contra Costa standout is clearly one of the top five JUCO recruits in the state of California, and the list of top teams with interest in him is impressive. Texas, USC, and Oklahoma are three of the biggest recruiting powers outside of the SEC, and he is somebody that Texas has high on their list.

So the visit for Harrison this weekend to Arizona State is definitely a big one in the recruiting world, and the visit next week to Texas is even bigger. He is coming off of a good visit to Norman to check out the Sooners program, so there is definitely a Big 12 recruiting battle between bitter rivals brewing as well. Harrison has the ideal size, strength, and athleticism to be a very good tackle at the collegiate level, and he is great in both pass protection and as a punishing run blocker.

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