Player: Jaylen Harrell
Class: 2025
School: CATS Academy

Harrell, a four-star prospect in the Class of 2025, recently got in touch with Phenom Hoops to sit down about some of the latest going on his way. He added yet another offer, this time from the ACC, as he talked about his latest offer from the Hokies, what they had to say, and who else has been staying strong with him so far in his recruitment.

Phenom: How has the season been going for you and your team? What has been the focus and mindset?
Harrell: The season is off to a good start with a strong record right now. The ultimate goal is to win the NEPSAC AA Championship. I’m focused on my team and us doing the best we can to put us in the right position.

Phenom: How would you best describe your game?
Harrell: A scoring guard that can post you up if you are smaller and get by you if you are bigger. Someone who does everything it takes to win.

Phenom What areas are you looking to improve in with your game?
Harrell: Making the right reads on ball screens and always being in help defense.

Phenom: What are your thoughts on your most recent offer from the Hokies at Virginia Tech? Who has been you main contact and what stands out about them?
Harrell: I was thankful for the offer. Coach Webster has been my main contact. They are very competitive and love to get down the floor, which stands out to me. They have been showing interest for a while now and they will be coming up soon to see me.

Phenom: What did they say when they offered you?
Harrell: How I’m a great basketball player and baller, and they would love to have me on campus soon.

Phenom: Have any plans on a visit?
Harrell: We are working on it now hopefully sometime in March.

Phenom: Who else has offered?
Harrell: Alabama, Providence, Georgetown, Washington, Wake Forest, Rutgers, Xavier, and UMass.

Phenom: Who would you say has been strong with you as of right now?
Harrell: Providence, Rutgers, Xavier, and Alabama.

Phenom: What other schools have been showing interest your way?
Harrell: Oklahoma, Illinois, Notre Dame, Boston College, Iowa, Seton Hall, and Kansas have shown a lot of interest. Hopefully they offer soon.