At 6-4 and 215 pounds, Hartsfield also set his high school records in both the 110 meter hurdles (14.7) and the triple jump (43'11").
Because he had some work to make up in the classroom, he didn't land on the
board for most college scouts, but locally, NC State knew enough to try and keep
him under the radar and offered him a scholarship last year despite sitting out
the 2009 season.
New Texas Tech outside linebacker coach Robert Prunty was the former coach at Hargrave and scouted the area extensively and offered Hartsfield a scholarship once he moved to the college ranks.
"I've known Coach Prunty," said Hartsfield, "and I trust him. He's going to be my position coach at Texas Tech, and that's why I committed to them."
Hartsfield's plan is to play for Prunty's former team at Hargrave before heading to Lubbock in January.
"I know I have a lot of work to do to get there [in January], but I'm willing to do it."
Hartsfield is the fourth commitment for Head Coach Tommy Tuberville's Red Raiders joining wide receiver Javares McRoy, linebacker Devon Hocutt, and quarterback Michael Brewer.
Scout will have more extensive video on the newest Red Raider in the very near future.