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Syracuse the ‘right one’ for Clay’s Harvey

By Gary Lloyd

CLAY — The third time was the charm.

After committing to South Alabama last year, Clay-Chalkville defensive tackle Jalen Harvey flipped his commitment to Western Kentucky last month. Then, he flipped to Syracuse.

Harvey signed with Syracuse today at the high school.

Jalen Harvey
photo by Gary Lloyd

“It means a lot,” Harvey said. “I want to thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to do this.”

Harvey plans to study sports management and eventually be a coach.

What can Syracuse expect of Harvey?

“Somebody that’s going to work hard and leave it all on the field,” he said.

Harvey said the recruiting process was hard, as he continued to get more interest as National Signing Day approached.

“I just had to sit down and pray about it and God led me to a team that was the right one,” 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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