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Clay-Chalkville DL flips commitment

By Gary Lloyd

CLAY — Clay-Chalkville senior defensive lineman Jalen Harvey flipped his college commitment from South Alabama to Western Kentucky over the weekend.

Harvey had committed to South Alabama in November and was also offered by Boise State earlier this month.

One big reason Harvey flipped his commitment is that he found out on his weekend trip to Western Kentucky that Martavius Mims, a Muscle Shoals defensive back, is his cousin. Mims also committed to Western Kentucky.

Clay-Chalkville senior defensive lineman Jalen Harvey
file photo by Ron Burkett

“We were at breakfast and our moms recognized each other,” Harvey said.

Harvey said he is now done with his recruitment, that he will sign with Western Kentucky on National Signing Day on Feb. 5.

“I fell in love with the campus and facilities,” Harvey said.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Harvey was fourth on the Clay-Chalkville defense in 2013 with 46 tackles. He led Clay-Chalkville with 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.

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