FHS Football Warrior Brandon Harrison Commits To Pace On National Signing Day

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Brandon Harrison, second from right, with his grandfather, mother and father Feb. 3 after signing his Letter of Intent to attend Pace University.

Under the watchful eyes of his mother, father and grandfather, Franklin High School football defensive tackle Brandon Harrison signed his Letter of Intent to attend Pace University in New York City.

The first person in his family to attend college on a sports scholarship, Harrison said the day “feels great.”

“It’s pretty exciting knowing where I’m going to go for the next four years,” he said after the National Signing Day ceremony held in the FHS library.”The choice I made was the right one.”

Brandon’s father, Stanley Croughter, said his son could have picked a school that this year posted am 11-2 record. Instead, he said, he decided to go with a school where he could help build a winning tradition.

“He’d rather be in the first class of this coach, and be the foundation of change,” Croughter said.

“It was a mature decision,” he said.

“I had to go through a lot of good things and a lot of bad things to get where I am now, but it’s exciting to say that I’m one of a few to achieve this goal, and I did it the right way,” Harrison said.

Croughter said that his son has dreamed of playing college football since he was 5 years old and starting out in Pop Warner football.

“He’s definitely earned it,” Croughter said.

Harrison’s mother, Karen, said the scholarship “is well-deserved. He’s been working very hard athletically and academically.”

“I’m very, very proud of him,” she said.

Harrison’s coach, Louis Solomon, said Harrison has “been a hard worker for the entire time he’s been at Franklin High School. It’s good to see it pay off.”

Harrison, he said, “is another in a long line of Franklin High School athletes getting the opportunity to play at the next level.”



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