Cedar Falls multisport athlete James Harrington has another scholarship offer to consider. Harrington has been offered a scholarship to play football for the U.N.I. Panthers. While he’s not ready to make a decision yet, Harrington says he would have a certain comfort level if he went to U.N.I.
He says he’d be familiar with everything at U.N.I. as he goes to some of their games, but he wants to keep his options open. Harrington is a three-sport star at Cedar Falls, and has Division I offers to play football and basketball.
He’s also been receiving a lot of interest from some top-flight track programs since his four-championship performance at the State track meet. But Harrington says that he won’t decide which sport he wants to play in college until after this summer. He says he is going to go to some AAU tournaments and football camps and hopes to have a better idea by the end of the summer which sport he will participate in.
Harrington says that he’s enjoyed going through the recruiting process of all three sports at the same time, especially since his interest from top track programs has kicked up in the past week. He says it has been more fun to experience them all, and says a lot of big time track schools called him after the state meet. Those schools included: Florida State, Arkansays, Kentucky, Iowa State, Iowa, Wisconsin.
Harrington’s other Division I offers are from North Dakota for football and Indiana State for basketball. He says that many schools have been open to the idea of him playing multiple sports at the college level.
By Jesse Gavin KCNZ Cedar Falls