“I’ve seen Roman grow as a person & as an athlete over the last four years and I am extremely proud of what he’s been able to do as a football player but even more so as a person and a student athlete,” said Bearcats head coach Jeff Littleton. “He’ll have new challenges to meet and I’m sure that he will excel in everything that he does.”
“I just want to thank God first, my family, my coaches & administrators and of course my teammates with all we’ve been through with the hurricane and everything like that. Through the years I’ve grown as a person, as a student and as an athlete and I’m just ready to play some football.” exclaimed Harrison posing for pictures with all of the coaches & fellow teammates who were in attendance.
It was a packed house in the hospitality room at Bainbridge High School as senior Bearcat defender Roman Harrison signed his national letter of intent to play college football for the University of Tennessee.
Harrison finished the season for the Bearcats with 96.5 total tackles, 79 solo tackles, 32 tackles for loss & 8.5 sacks for the AAAAA State Champion Bainbridge Bearcats.
Wednesday marked the first time this recruiting cycle that senior football players across the country to sign their letters of intent to play collegiate football thanks to the Early Signing Period instituted by the NCAA before the 2017 recruiting period.
Tennessee finished the 2018 season last in the SEC East division with a 5-7 overall record & a 2-6 conference record. The Volunteers open the 2019 season at Neyland Stadium against the Georgia State Panthers.