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Recruiting on the High Seas :: LB Fred Harvey

Linebacker Fred Harvey has committed to your Red Raiders and as always, I'm digging up as much as humanly possible in 20 minutes on Harvey.  I should also mention on the Scout profile, and I thought this deserved front page mention, that Harvey is a smart kid, and we all like smart kids:

Harvey plans on majoring in engineering and reports a 4.0 core GPA (4.0 scale with honors classes) and a 21 ACT, which he plans on retaking in the fall.

Ed Note:  If it's been a while since you checked out the recruiting information on some of the Texas Tech commits on the ESPN site, it's worth your time take a look as a number of profiles have been updated.

The Measurables:



Fred Harvey
Position: LB
Rivals Profile
Scout Profile
ESPN Profile 77 Grade
Ht: 5'11"
Wt: 230 lbs
Forty: 4.59
High School: White Station (Memphis, TN)

The Film

No film, except on the ESPN profile, which is quality video. 

The Scouting Report

When I look at the limited film on Harvey, I can't help but think of Sam Fehoko and Tyrone Sonier.  Harvey is a defensive end on the high school level who looks to easily play linebacker collegiately.  He looks to be plenty fast, but he's all about rushing the passer (which I'm sure he's been instructed to do as much as possible), which means that there are a number of plays where Harvey misses the play.  Still, it's not necessarily technique with a high school player, just as long as he has an idea of how to play the game and I think Harvey does.  Here's the down-low from the ESPN profile:

Harvey is an undersized, yet hard-hitting linebacker prospect with a lot production behind the line of scrimmage. A good upfield, vertical attacker. Lacks ideal height and bulk but has a longer, well-built frame that should continue to physically develop. Plays taller and covers more ground than his shorter measurables would suggest. Plays in a defense that allows him to attack of the edge and he excels in that role with his good first-step quickness and short-area burst to the football. This guy is a very active presence on the perimeter and creates a lot of havoc. Flashes very good quickness to the football and springs onto ball carriers with deceptive explosiveness. Scrapes well off-tackle and can be difficult to seal off and outflank. Shows good upper-body strength jolting back blockers and separating at the point of attack. Range and acceleration are more than adequate when pursuing sideline-to-sideline.

The 2010 Class

Position Commitment
QB Scotty Young (6-3/185)
RB Aaron Spikes (5-10/185)
Delans Griffin (5-10/180)
WR Shawn Corker (6-1/189)
Kadron Boone (6-1/197)
OL Beau Carpenter (6-7/260)
James Polk (6-7/290)
Denton Simek (6-4/260)
DL Kedrick Dial (6-5/215)
Jackson Richards (6-4/240)
Coby Coleman (6-3/280)
LB Zac Winbush (6-2/200)
Fred Harvey (5-11/230)
DB Desmond Martin (6-0/173)
Russell Polk (5-11/200)
Brandon Smith (6-1/175)
Urell Johnson (6-0/180)
Tre'Vante Porter (6-1/185)

Fred, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!!