Harrison makes commitment to Tennessee Vols

Published 3:49 pm Friday, July 27, 2018

Senior Bainbridge defensive end/linebacker Roman Harrison committed to the orange and white on Twitter Wednesday.

The three-star visited Tennessee for a camp last June.

“It’s a great program, rich in history,” said Harrison. “I feel at home.”

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Tennessee hired former Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt in December 2017 to serve as head coach for the Volunteers. Harrison said he really liked Pruitt and the rest of the coaching staff, making his decision even easier.

“He’s serious about what he is doing, and he wants everybody to be on the same level,” said Harrison about Pruitt.

In a commitment statement made on Twitter, Harrison added he will be visiting other schools to make sure his decision is the right one. In addition to Tennessee, he has offers from Appalachian State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, South Alabama and Troy.

Harrison started on Bainbridge varsity in two games his freshman year, where he racked up three solo tackles and a sack. His sophomore year, Harrison started in 11 games and recorded 46 tackles, with three sacks and 27 sack yards lost.

His junior year, Harrison played in nine games and bounced back from a leg injury that kept him out during a couple region games. He racked up 50 solo tackles, 8.5 sacks and had 78 sacks yards lost.

He averages five tackles a game.

Bainbridge coach Jeff Littleton said Harrison wanted to make a decision on his commitment before the start of the 2018 season so he could focus on Bainbridge football.

“I think he really liked his visit up there, he liked the coaches,” said Littleton. “He didn’t base the decision only on the coaches, although he likes them a lot. He really liked the facilities. It’s an SEC Power 5 program. It’s a great opportunity for him.”

Harrison and the rest of the Bainbridge Bearcats will start their season on Friday, Aug. 17, against Seminole County at Centennial Field. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.