Meet the 2014 linebacker that played a large role in Lancaster's 26-21 upset win over Tyler (Texas)…
Harvey visiting as many as he can
A guy who- according to close friend, nextdoor neighbor, and 2014 teammate Vontre McQuinnie- has become much more vocal in the last year. "Nick normally doesn't talk much," said McQuinnie. "He talks to me, but on the field this year I've seen him come on and take charge- he's getting people in line, he's making plays, he's calling plays, he's being vocal. He started opening up to his team and that's what we're looking for. He's a leader. He's the only junior leader that's hanging in front of our stadium. And for a reason." So when game is getting tight in the second half Friday, and Texas 4A's (former) No. 1 Tyler John Tyler is closing in on Lancaster's 26-21 lead, what is Harvey telling his guys? "Just keep going at it," Harvey said. "Forget about the last play- whether it was a good play or a mistake- learn from it and move on to the next play. Just keep going. Whatever you do, just keep moving forward and know we got this." "It's life," he added. It's the attitude, confidence and leadership several schools like in him, and have pulled the trigger on. That, and his man-to-man coverage and matching up with bigger receivers. He patterns his style after Patrick Peterson and Earl Thomas. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder has seen his stock skyrocket just within the last five months, accumulating offers from Texas, LSU, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Arkansas and others, with heavy interest from programs like Florida, Florida State, and Oklahoma State. When asked where he plans to visit this fall, "Texas, OU, LSU, Baylor and Arkansas for sure. Really all of them, as many as I can, but for sure those schools." "I want to go and check them out, see what they have to offer… I'll be looking for lifestyle, how they take me in as a brother and the graduation rate." "I'm not really in a hurry to decide," he said of a commitment timeline. "I'm so focused on season right now." Harvey has seen time on both sides of the ball in the first two games, taking 6 catches for 131 yards and two scores. "It felt good to get that win," he said of his Tigers' 26-21 upset victory over John Tyler Friday. "We work so hard, every day, to do what we did. Now we move forward to the next game and show people it wasn't a fluke." Lancaster, 2-0, moves on to face the nation's fifth-ranked defensive tackle Justin Manning and undefeated Dallas Kimball in a 7:30 p.m. matchup Friday at Kimball's Sprague Stadium.
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