UNC Freshman QB Conner Harrell Named High School Football America National Player of the Year

On Friday, 2022 North Carolina State Commitment, Conner Harrell was named American High School Player of the Year for 2021. The honor comes after an impressive senior season in which Harrell completed 69.1 percent of his passes for 2,804 yards and 41 touchdowns (three interceptions) While he led Thompson High School to a back-to-back Alabama State 7A Championship (three in his career).

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Ranked as the 797th and 45th quarterback in the nation, the three-star recruit, according to 247Sports Composite, Harrell finished his illustrious high school career completing 385 of 537 passes (71.7%) for 6,478 yards with 84 touchdowns for just six interceptions. . He also ran for the lunge for 701 yards (6.3 yards per carry) and 10 degrees.

Harrell received offers from both UNC and Michigan on May 22. That was four days after he announced his list of the top 10 schools, which includes Arizona State, Duke, Indiana, Liberty, Louisiana-Lafayette, Nebraska, Northwestern, TCU, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia. Tar Heels and Wolverines immediately moved to the top of his list.

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“I really like what [UNC] “I feel like it’s a team that can do really good things in the next three or four years. So, I really like North Carolina,” Harrell said back in May after receiving his bid last year and how good the quarterback was.

Measuring 6-foot-1, 191 pounds, Harrell may not be the most physically imposing caller in the world but he makes up for it with his toughness and winning mentality.

“He won the Class 7A title,” Michigan Insider employment reporter Bryce Marish said. “He threw for 3,500 yards, 42 touchdowns, and three interceptions. On top of that, he ran for six touchdowns by himself. He’s not the biggest guy, but if you watch him play, he’s a pocket crosser, but he can still move. A bit like Russell Wilson; Smaller in size but still dynamic. What’s also curious about him is that you look at his list of shows; he’s got many offers. But the ones that stick with him are huge academic schools. He takes academics [to be] very important.”

On top of his athletic skills, Harrell is great in the classroom. Last year, Harrell was named to the All-America academic football team in high school and is currently registered with UNC.