Northeast RB Keith Harrington still firm on Washington State



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Tue. January 14, 2014 | Rodney Page | Email

Northeast RB Keith Harrington still firm on Washington State

Keith Harrington may have renewed some interest from college coaches after Saturday’s Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. The running back scored four touchdowns and gained more than 300 total yards to help lead the South to a 47-44 double overtime win and was named the game’s most valuable player.

But it’s too late to keep Harrington in the area. He committed to Washington State in May and he’s sticking with that commitment. In fact, Harrington is headed to Pullman, Wash., on Thursday to take an official visit, his first trip to the school.

“I’m still going to Washington State,” Harrington said. “I like the offense they run. I’ll be a slot receiver. I’m not looking at any other schools.”

Harrington, who chose the Cougars over Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida International, Marshall, Ball State and Northern Illinois, was one of the few bright spots for Northeast this season. Prior to the season eight of his teammates transferred to other schools. A foot injury kept him out of preseason workouts and the preseason game.

When he finally got healthy, Harrington found himself surrounded by young and inexperienced players. The Vikings went 1-9 and didn’t score until the fifth game of the season.

In the Blue-Grey game, Harrington had a chance to prove what he could do with and against other top players.

‘”It was great being out there with all those other top recruits,” Harrington said. “I’m at 100 percent right now and I just wanted to show what I could do.”

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