Jalen Hall picked Alabama yday over Texas (and others). This may have an impact on the recruitment of MHP.
TEMPLE, Texas — Mikal Harrison-Pilot is a month into his senior season and the countdown is on until December when the On3 Consensus’ No. 7 athlete will make his college pact.
Harrison-Pilot was in Austin for the Alabama game and the Longhorns have already gotten the four-star playmaker from Temple (Texas) on-campus for a June official visit. He’s tentatively scheduled to be in TCU for the Oklahoma tilt this weekend for an official visit. Houston is also likely to get Harrison-Pilot back before a decision is made, and he’s starting to lean in one direction.
“I think I’m moving closer,” Harrison-Pilot told On3. “I’ve seen what I need to see. I have three official visits, Houston and TCU still and I know what they have planned for me and we’ll see what feels the best for me.”
Sarkisian, Texas offense pass the test
Steve Sarkisian’s offensive blueprint has been a major selling point for Harrison-Pilot as he examines his fit in each respective offense.
“When I went to Texas for the ‘Bama game, they really impressed me. They really shocked me,” Harrison-Pilot said. “If Quinn Ewers didn’t get hurt, I think they would’ve won the game. They have a bunch of playmakers, Xavier Worthy, Bijan (Robinson), Quinn Ewers looking back, looking calm, cool and collective doing what he does best throwing the ball.”
This time, Sarkisian and wide receivers coach Brennan Marion spent time pointing out how Harrison-Pilot could carve out a role in this scheme.
“I already know what they got. I know what they got planned for me, their plan for the future,” he continued. “Sark doing a great job recruiting right now and that might be my future home as well.”
Kelly, TCU remain in the mix
TCU receivers coach Malcolm Kelly, who signed potential first- or second-round pick Quentin Johnston from Temple (Texas) three years ago, was back in town to see Harrison-Pilot against Arlington Martin on Sept. 26.
Kelly and the Horned Frogs have remained persistent with Harrison-Pilot, especially since visiting in July.
“He’s literally like my big bro,” Harrison-Pilot said of Kelly. “If I had a big bro, it would be him. He’s turning up on me and I hit him up, see how I’m feeling. We chop it up and we’re really cool and we’re really cool.”
“When I went to their recruiting event, it was all the commits and it was fun. They made me feel like I was a commit,” he added. “They were bringing me in like family, meeting the guys and Cordale (Russell) and I are close. That could me my future teammate and might be my future home.”
Harrison-Pilot is the nation’s No. 172 overall player according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.