Daddy’s little cheerleader influences Harrison

Ermon Lane is already committed to the Gators but the coaching staff is looking to add another top flight receiver to the class.

One of the guys that Florida has high on their board is Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen receiver Javon Harrison, who received a visit from the Gators this past week.

“Coach (Joker) Phillips came by to see me at my school last week,” Harrison said. “It went really well with him, he just said hey to me and talked to my coahc some.”

Florida has been desperately trying to get the 6’2″, 190-pound Harrison on campus for months now and Phillips tried again to do so last week.

“Coach Phillips told my coach he wanted me to come to the game against Tennessee for a visit,” Harrison said. “Yeah, I’m going to go up there for a visit this weekend and see what’s going on with Florida.”

Prospects across the country have talked about how they like dealing with receiver coach Joker Phillips and Harrison was no exception.

“We are just open with each other and just talked really,” Harrison said.We really don’t talk about football, he  just stresses family and being a better person after football. It was nice to talk to him.”

Harrison has been committed to Virginia Tech for some time now and says he is still solid to Virginia Tech at this time but he may still take an official visit to Florida, as well as one to Virginia Tech.

One thing that could play into Florida’s favor is that Harrison has a young daughter at home and he may decide to stay closer to home to play ball.

“I don’t know yet, whatever comes comes. I may decide I want to stay closer to home so my daughter can come watch me play,” Harrison said. “She tells me that I’m the best football player. She’s my little cheerleader.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.