Florida State may be losing a playmaker at the wide receiver position to the NFL draft in Kelvin Benjamin, but the defending national champions got a big boost at the position on national signing day by bringing aboard Javon Harrison.
The FSU Football Twitter account shared the news on Wednesday, Feb. 5:
According to 247Sports, Harrison is a 6'1", 187-pound wide receiver that is considered a 4-star prospect. The site's composite rankings list him as the No. 197 prospect in the country, the No. 16 athlete and the No. 30 player in the state of Florida in the class of 2014.
Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel provided the following scouting report on the multi-talented Harrison:
Harrison is versatile, capable of playing WR or CB in college. There was talk of him playing CB at FSU, but he will likely begin at WR, which is where he was during most of his high school career.
Harrison is a physical player regardless of what side of the ball he is on. He does not shy away from contact, which makes him a force when combined with his instincts and overall athleticism.
Of course, as Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post notes, Harrison's decision to join Florida State came at the expense of Virginia Tech, where he had previously committed:
The benefit of adding an athlete like Harrison is his ability to play multiple positions. If wide receiver doesn't work out, he can switch to corner. If corner isn't his cup of tea, he has the size and range to shift to safety.
But given his playmaking ability, it's no surprise he'll likely get a very long look at wide receiver.
Harrison joins a very strong class that includes 247Sports' No. 3 and No. 6 wide receivers, 5-star Ermon Lane and 4-star Travis Rudolph. Add in 5-star running back Dalvin Cook (the No. 2 player at the position), and the 'Noles will be quite pleased with the offensive weapons they brought aboard for next season.
In other words, Heisman winner Jameis Winston should be quite pleased with his new offensive weapons.