December 14, 2009

Mississippi State adds big linebacker

Laurel (Miss.) Northeast Jones linebacker Corvelle Harrison recently competed in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic. As one of the top performers in the state, Harrison certainly looked like he belonged all week long in practice in Mobile. However, heading into the week, Harrison was without an offer. That changed on Monday morning when Mississippi State offered and he committed on the spot.

"This morning Coach Mullen came to my school to visit me and he was talking about if they offer me would I take it," Harrison said. "I said yes I would."

Though he had not been offered by Mississippi State up to this point, he did have serious interest from the in-state program, stemming from a summer workout. He has always had a high interest in return as well.

"They've been recruiting me for a while because I worked out for them over the summer and coach told me that they liked me and stuff and would be recruiting me," he said. "It's right down the road from my house and that's why I've always been interested in them."

The offer from Coach Mullen did come as a small surprise to Harrison though it was certainly something he was hoping for. With the success that signs of progress that were shown in Mullen's first year at the helm, Harrison couldn't pass up the opportunity to be a part of the rebuilding process.

"When Coach Mullen came in and turned the program around, I wanted to turn the program around with him," he said. "I want to help build it up."

Harrison noted that his role in the rebuilding process is as yet undecided. He played inside linebacker for his high school this fall but thinks defensive end could be a possibility in Starkville. This past week in Mobile, Harrison played both linebacker and goalline fullback for his Mississippi team, showing off his versatility.

Harrison enjoyed the All-Star week and these most recent developments add a nice end to the activity.

"I did alright," he said of the All-Star Classic. "I didn't play my best game but it was fun meeting all those players that I've never met before. It feels good not to worry about [college] anymore. It's fun and it feels good."




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