Lessons Learned about D1 Recruiting: Oregon Commit Tre’Shaun Harrison

Tre’Shaun Harrison (@Treshaunn__ ) is a wide receiver and defensive back for Garfield high school in Seattle, Washington.  Behind Harrison’s leadership the Bulldogs are in the 3A playoffs for the first time since 1979.  In the first two playoff games Harrison has nearly 500 total yards and seven touchdowns.

He’s building on what he accomplished last year when his recruitment blew up (see highlights below).  As a junior he rushed 39 times for 535 yards (13.7 avg) and four touchdowns, and had 45 receptions for 866 yards (19.2 avg) and five more scores.  He also had 19 solo tackles, a sack, and two interceptions for 25 yards.

Harrison has made a verbal commitment to play for Oregon as part of the class of 2018, choosing the Ducks over programs like Michigan, Notre Dame, and USC.  Rated a 4-star recruit by 247 Sports, Rivals, and ESPN, Harrison is rated the no. 161 overall recruit nationally, and no. 15 at his position by ESPN.

D1 Recruiting caught up with Harrison to ask him about the recruiting process and he provided the following advice for D1 prospects.

What do you wish you had known about the recruiting process before you got your first offer?

I wish I would have known how many coaches would hit my phone daily from different schools (and multiple calls daily from one school).

What is a small thing you believe recruits can do to increase their exposure?

Post their highlights on Twitter and tag people like Brandon Huffman (Scout recruiting director)

What role (if any) did social media (e.g. Twitter, Instagram) play in your recruitment?

Huge!! Twitter is where I got noticed.

What role (if any) did camps, combines, and showcases play in your recruitment?

I didn’t go to any camps but they help a lot with exposure

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