Harrell Recalls Terrific Visit

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K.T. Harrell ‘s Recruiting Card

K.T. Harrell ‘s visit to the University of Virginia this past weekend was his first, but the experience was more than he expected. Harrell, a 6-4, 205-pound guard prospect out of Brewbaker Magnet (Montgomery, AL), entered the visit having committed to Tony Bennett and left feeling great about the decision he made.

K.T. Harrell

“I really knew it was going to be a great visit, but when I stepped on the [John Paul Jones Arena] floor, I really was amazed,” said Harrell, whose visit was an official one. “It was all more than what I thought. I know I won’t have any second thoughts about my decision.”

One of the highlights of the trip – the most surprising part, Harrell says – was the JPJ. He saw the facility the first day he and his parents arrived and was immediately impressed.

“When I saw the gym, it was mind blowing,” Harrell said. “Being from Montgomery, you don’t get a chance to get out and see a lot. When I was on the court, I was taking pictures. I couldn’t even listen to the coaches because I was so caught up in the gym. I can’t wait to play on it. When I walked in there, I was amazed. It’s something you have to see to believe. I just wanted to dribble out there. I didn’t even need to shoot…I just wanted to dribble.”

The rest of the weekend included getting to know the coaching staff and players, meeting Athletic Director Craig Littlepage and former Cavaliers star guard Sean Singletary , talking to academic advisors and of course touring the Grounds.

“Academically, Virginia is a great school,” Harrell said. “I can’t wait to get there to get a better education. That’s one of the main things. I’m also looking forward to developing a better relationship with the players and the coaches. If I could, I’d go there this year. But I’m going to have fun my senior year.”

Harrell’s already