It's not easy replacing a legend, but Huber Heights Wayne junior quarterback Javon Harrison…
Tough Shoes To Fill
It's tough enough trying to become the starting quarterback on your team as a high school junior, but how about trying to replace All-Everything Braxton Miller? That's exactly the task facing Huber Heights (OH) Wayne's Javon Harrison. Harrison, 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, replaced Miller in week-two last year in a game against Canton McKinley when the former was sidelined with a foot injury. He was off to a fine start before a shoulder injury ended his game and the season. "It was very disappointing that I got hurt last year because I felt I was ready to step in and play well," Harrison explained. "I had come off a good week of practice and felt I was ready for the challenge, and then I got hit and it was all over. I was playing well too, so it was really disappointing." "Braxton had helped me so much to get ready, but things happen for a reason," he added. "Playing behind him, I didn't get the on-field experience, but I learned so much from him. I'm not the athlete he is, but mentally I'm right there with him. I think I will do well this year." Although he only played a little more than a quarter, Harrison looked impressive against Canton McKinley and he recounted that experience. "What I remember most was throwing that first pass and getting rocked by Se'Von Pittman," he said with a laugh. "But I got up and thought I could take any kind of shot after that, but I didn't see the next one coming and they got me good. I was playing with confidence up to the injury, and I think I was going to have success." "I look at myself as a quarterback that works hard in the film room and tries to know more than any other player on the field," he continued. "Hopefully, this leads to playing at the next level. I've already spoken to Cincinnati, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Northwestern, so schools know I have the potential. I just need to make it happen on the field in the next two years."
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