Earlier this week, Etowah (Attalla, AL) class of 2019 defensive back Justin Harris announced the five schools he would like to “focus on” at this point in his recruitment.
“First off, I just want to thank God for this opportunity and I would like to thank all the schools that have offered me and believed in me up to this point but now I would like to focus on these 5 schools,” Harris wrote in this tweet on June 12.
“Florida Atlantic University
University of Virginia
Decision coming soon”
The 6’2″, 175-pound prospect visited UVA unofficially in March of this year. On Saturday (June 16) the Rivals and 247Sports 3-star defensive back will wrap up an official visit on Grounds, an experience that seems to be going well.
Lovin this UVA Official pic.twitter.com/AurtsOsbYT
— Justin Harris 3️⃣ (@Jt_harris11) June 16, 2018
Besides UVA, we know Harris has taken visits to Florida Atlantic (last weekend), Memphis and Vanderbilt. Rivals.com reports that he plans to return to Vanderbilt next week.
Dual-Threat QB Making His UVA Official
Permian (Odessa, TX) dual-threat quarterback Peyton Powell has also made the trek to Charlottesville for an official visit. Like Harris, the 6’2”, 180-pound rising senior arrived on Grounds on Thursday and will return home Saturday.
Powell called his experience in Charlottesville “amazing.”
Amazing official visit at Virginia this weekend !! Big things coming for the New Standard.. pic.twitter.com/cbA6MuMw0h
— Peyton Powell (@PPowell_) June 15, 2018
Powell, who posted a 4.45-second 40 and 37.6-inch vertical leap at The Opening in Dallas in April, watched his recruitment explode in the month of May, when Arkansas, Utah, Virginia, Baylor, SMU, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Washington State, Illinois, Ole Miss, Nebraska and Texas offered scholarships. Earlier this week, TCU became the 21st school to offer the promising athlete.
Virginia has offered two rising seniors at Permian – Powell and offensive lineman Landon Peterson.
This is the second consecutive week in which the Cavaliers have hosted two class of 2019 prospects on official visits. Last Thursday-Saturday, in-state defensive lineman Ben Smiley and Florida cornerback Semar Melvin took official visits on Grounds. Melvin is now at Wisconsin for what appears to be his final visit before a decision.