The Vanderbilt Commodores had to go just a few miles from campus to pick up their tenth commitment of the 2019 recruiting class. Pearl-Cohn athlete Jayden Harrison announced via Twitter on Saturday evening that he would be attending Vanderbilt.
Listed at 5’9” and 178 pounds, Harrison has 4.4 speed and plays WR and safety for the Firebirds. It’s not clear what position he’ll play at Vanderbilt, though that speed could be useful in the return game or in the slot.
RIvals rates Harrison as a three-star recruit and the #39 prospect in the state of Tennessee; the 247 Sports composite also ranks him as a three-star. But 247’s own in-house ratings consider him a four-star, and rank him as the #11 prospect in Tennessee. Harrison also claimed offers from Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, and that school to the east.
Keeping local talent at home has always been a big issue for Vanderbilt, but Harrison will have the chance to play with former Pearl-Cohn players Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Brayden DeVault-Smith at Vanderbilt. Here is his highlight video via Hudl: