Juniors T.J. Harrell and Kenny Bryant are the two main ball carriers for Tampa Catholic. Harrell rushed for well over 100 yards against St. Petersburg (Fla.) Northeast. This kid is a no-nonsense runner who's a north-south guy all day long. He's a long strider with deceptive speed and good power. There's no doubt he could play this position at the next level.
Harrell could also play outside linebacker. That's his main position and the one he starts at. But he wasn't as effective as he normally is because of the way Tampa Catholic was trying to defend Northeast's spread attack. Much of the night Harrell was lining up over the slot.
Tampa Catholic coach Bob Henriquez sees a lot of James Wilder the player in Harrell. Wilder (FSU) played his prep ball at nearby Tampa Plant. In fact, this off-season, Henriquez and his staff spent time with the Plant staff discussing the ways they used Wilder a few years ago.
According to Harrell, he has scholarship offers from teams like UCLA (first offer), Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, and Purdue. You can bet that he will be one of the most sought after recruits from the Sunshine State in the Class of 2014.
Below are some highlights from Friday night’s game against Northeast.