Lee's Summit (MO) West's talented multi-sport athlete hasn't seen a game or camp he doesn't seem to…
Titans WR Triples on Tuesday
It's Spring, and Missouri prospect Monte Harrison is swinging a hot bat for the baseball team at Lee's Summit (MO) West. After a three-hour stretch Tuesday morning that saw his list grow to nine Division I offers, the Titans wide receiver couldn't help but think about his future on the gridiron. "It's pretty exciting," Harrison said with a smile. "I didn't see it coming, but it was a good day overall." For the average high school student, "a good day" doesn't usually include picking up three scholarships before breaking for lunch. But Harrison isn't average. Just ask the coaching staffs at Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Michigan State, a few of the programs already pursuing the three-star prospect. "A lot of schools came in yesterday," he said of the particularly busy Monday at Lee's Summit West. "There were like seven of them." On Tuesday, Iowa was first to make the call to head coach Royce Boehm about his star receiver. "They have a nice program," he said of the Hawkeyes. "My old summer baseball coach went there. They allow guys to play both sports." Tulsa picked up the phone an hour later. "My brother goes there," Harrison said of his brother, Shaquille Harrison, a player on the Golden Hurricane basketball team. "I don't know much about their football program, though." "Kentucky came in around 11:30," Harrison said of the Wildcats, the only program to visit the school on Tuesday. "I've watched them play on TV." After the events of the morning, Harrison admitted his head was spinning. "My teammates and classmates were talking, but I'm not sure what they were saying," he said, laughing. "I wasn't listening." The talented junior has plenty to think about these days. The Titans WR is also a star outfielder that continues to shine on the baseball field, adding to the speculation he could be a first-round pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. The average high school student might get a big head from all the attention. But Harrison continues to prove he isn't average. "I'm just going to keep doing what I do," he said, shaking his head. "Work hard until I can't walk anymore."
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