In high school, Harrison was a three-time letter winner, who started for two seasons at wide receiver and averaged an astonishing 27.4 yards per catch. Harrison won two state championships, and was an All-State selection in his senior season. Harrison also ran track and was named Connecticut Post First Team Spring All-Star in his senior season.
As a true freshman, Harrison appeared in eight games, making his debut against Howard. His first career touchdown reception went for 20 yards at Connecticut. In 2010, Harrison had a breakout season with 829 yards receiving and nine touchdowns on 44 receptions. Harrison posted a receiving touchdown in six of the final eight games of the season and recorded second-best receiving day in Rutgers history with 240 yards receiving on 10 receptions and four touchdowns against Cincinnati. He was voted Offensive Most Valuable Player at team awards banquet. In his junior season, Harrison appeared in 12 games, missing one due to a head injury. He only caught 14 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns. In his senior year, Harrison caught 44 passes for 583 yards and six touchdowns.
Great size, with a powerful build. Long arms. Uses his body to shield defenders from the football. Does a good job of coming back to the football. Better feet and quickness on comeback routes than you'd expect. Big-play and red-zone threat. Difficult to bring down with the ball in his hands, will run through arm tackles. Competitor. Good footwork as a blocker, extends arms, and gains proper position.
Inconsistent with his hands, will drop some easy ones. Doesn't always extend off his frame like he should. A bit stiff in the hips, and will struggle with outbreaking routes. Will too frequently catch his targets as a blocker instead of attacking. Never has had tremendous production.
Harrison hasn't always lived up to his measurables, and has had some ups and downs throughout his career at Rutgers. Still, his blend of size and athletic ability will result in some team taking a flier on him.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.