Four-star Florida high school (Tallahassee, Florida) cornerback Ronnie Harrison had been committed to the University of North Carolina for a year.
However, for Tar Heel fans, the momentum had shifted in favor of the Tide at the beginning of the summer. After Harrison camped at Alabama in June, he had great things to say about the Crimson Tide and many believed his commitment to UNC was wavering.
The Heels’ received the final blow when Harrison officially switched his commitment to Alabama.
Andrew Bone of Tidesports.com spoke to Harrison about his decision.
“The opportunity I have at Alabama to come in and play early was a big part of my decision,” said Harrison. “The relationship I have with Coach Smart and Coach Saban. The way they are able to put defensive backs in to the league played a major part.”
Harrison will be playing safety at the next level.
“They recruited me to play safety,” he said. “I am really excited. I can carry on the tradition of great safeties at Alabama. They’ve had guys like Mark Barron, Robert Lester and HaHa Clinton-Dix. Landon Collins is another great player. I can be in that next group. Not a lot of people can say they have this opportunity.”
According to Rivals.com, Harrison is No. 185 overall prospect and twentieth ranked cornerback.