Every school in the nation seemed to want Vernon Hargreaves III—and rightfully so.
Football excellence runs in the Florida commit's family. The 5'11", 185-pound product of Wharton High School in Tampa, Fla., is the son of South Florida defensive end and special teams coach Vernon Hargreaves II, and he is heralded as being one of the smartest and quickest defensive backs in the 2013 class whose only area of improvement is in his tackling ability.
And even that isn't of huge concern.
According to 247Sports' composite system, Hargreaves is a 5-star recruit who ranks as the best cornerback prospect and the sixth-best overall prospect of his class.
In his senior season, Hargreaves had five picks, five forced fumbles, 110 total tackles and two fumble recoveries. He is also ready—right now—to step onto the field and dominate.
The honors have barely stopped rolling in for Hargreaves, who was recently named a Florida Mr. Football finalist, according to the Tampa Bay Times, after being named Florida's Class 8A player of the year by the Florida Dairy Farmers.
Hargreaves' versatility is what truly sets him apart from the rest of the crowd. He also has experience as a wide receiver and will be a valuable asset on special teams.
You can expect to see Hargreaves get in the mix very quickly at the collegiate level, where he is bound to have a long and successful career—and make QBs wish they had chosen another conference.
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Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting star ratings are courtesy of 247Sports' composite system.