“This has been a great ride. This has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, something that I’ll take with me the rest of my life,” Harry said.
“This definitely was not an easy decision. I truly do love this university. This place has given me opportunities I’ve only dreamt of,” he added. “I really feel like I’m leaving this place as a grown man.”
Harry, who ESPN’s Todd McShay has projected as a first-round pick in 2019, has yet to decide if he will play in the Sun Devils’ upcoming bowl game.
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ASU head coach Herm Edwards told Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station earlier Monday that he had already discussed Harry’s bowl game eligibility with the receiver.
I always side on the side of the player,” Edwards said. “Im going to do whats best for the football player every time.
As a junior this season, the product out of Chandler High School pulled in 73 receptions for 1,088 yards (14.9 yards per catch) and nine touchdowns. His best season came as a sophomore, when the 6-foot-4, 213-pound Harry caught 82 balls for 1,142 yards.
The regular season is over for most college football teams and that means it is time for draft-eligible underclassmen to start announcing their intentions for the 2019 season.
Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry did that on Monday when he announced that he will be throwing his name into the NFL Draft pool. Harry did not say whether he will play in the team’s bowl game and ASU coach Herm Edwards said he’ll support any decision Harry makes.
“I always side on the side of the player,” Edwards said, via ArizonaSports.com. “I’m going to do what’s best for the football player every time.”
Harry followed up 82 catches for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016 with 73 catches for 1,088 yards and nine scores this season. He ranks third in school history in both catches and receiving yards.
The 6’4″ wideout is generally ranked as a potential first round pick, although the combine and other pre-draft activities will help determine his final landing spot in the draft order.