Last month the University of Utah joined the ranks of BYU and Utah State by offering Harrison Handley a scholarship.
“I just barely got that offer from Utah,” Handley said. “That’s pretty much the latest thing that’s happened.”
Handley was happy about his offer from Utah, much like he was when he received his offers from BYU and Utah State.
“I love it and I was excited when I got it,” he said. “I still have to make my decision and keep going down to the schools that I have offers from. I still haven’t made my list of who is my number one yet.”
While Handley is taking things slow, he has received some new letters from Texas A&M. A couple other schools are showing interest as well.
“Stanford and Boise said they want film of my first three games,” Handley said. “Then they said they would compare it to my highlight film. After that they said they would make a decision. I’ll probably try and get down to Boise State a couple more times to see what I can do.”
As for what he’s looking for in a school, Handley said, “I think I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing and see what I like best. I’m not looking for anything in particular. I do think the coaching staff will be the deciding factor. I want to be close with the staff and have them be guys that I can talk to. That will probably be the difference.”
Handley has expressed interest in studying business or possibly orthopedic surgery in college. Since he’ll be a high school senior next year, Handley still has plenty of time to decide.
“[I’ll make a decision] probably after the season, but I haven’t really put a timeline on anything,” he said. “If I see something that I really like, then I’ll probably just make a decision, but for now it’s going to be until after the season.”
This weekend Handley will participate in a prestigious combine.
“This weekend I’ll be going down to, I think, the Long Beach area to be a part of the Elite 11 combine they’re having for the quarterbacks,” Handley said. “I was one of the receivers selected after my performance at the RT25 camp, so I’ll be going down to catch passes from the quarterbacks selected for the Elite 11.”
Handley will be heading down with two other Utah receivers that were top performers at Scott Collie’s RT25 camp: Skyler Munson of Pleasant Grove High School and Hayden Weichers of Bingham High School.
“It should be a lot of fun,” said Handley.