Scouting Report: Ronnie Harrison, FS, Alabama

Tallahassee, FL 6016 | 216 | 4.52E | 2019

Long, fast, lean and mean, he possesses tremendous closing speed, to go along with natural football instincts and oh, he can lay the lumber too! Harrison plays with a physical tenacity that makes defensive coordinators drool and has a playmaking ability to create turnovers. He had an immediate impact as a freshman on special teams, which included a blocked punt—he also had a blocked field goal against LSU sophomore year. Harrison is an intense player, whose emotions can sometimes get the best of him but he has since matured, according to head coach Nick Saban and his teammates. “He’s picked up a leadership role,” Eddie Jackson said in September of 2016. “Holding guys accountable, especially the younger guys, letting guys follow his lead.” He will be counted on to play a key leadership role in 2017. Prior to his Alabama career, he was a high school quarterback at FSU University School in Tallahassee. An excellent open-field tackler and extremely stout against the run; able to play either safety position at the next level. With the speed of tight ends in today’s NFL, this player is the prototype kryptonite.


2016: Entered his sophomore season as a starter in the Tide’s secondary after a standout freshman campaign … totaled 86 tackles to rank second on the team, and added two interceptions – one of which went for six – two fumble recoveries, including one that was returned for a 55-yard score, and two quarterback hurries … also has 1.5 tackles for loss (-8 yards) and seven pass breakups … blocked one field goal on the season … tied for the team lead with eight tackles on kickoff coverage and is tied for third on the team with eight stops on special teams.

2015: One of the top backups in the defensive secondary … recorded 17 total tackles, including one sack (-5 yards) … added one quarterback hurry, a forced fumble and six pass breakups … made an immediate impact on special teams, recording three tackles on kickoff coverage … also made his mark in the defensive secondary, earning his first start against Texas A&M … picked off two passes, a total that tied for second on the team.

High School/Personal: A consensus four-star safety prospect who enrolled early to get a head start in 2015 spring practice … a two-way player who also played quarterback for Florida State University School … ranks him as the No. 4 composite safety nationally and No. 96 overall … rated 96th in the composite Top247 … listed at No. 196 in the Top247 and the No. 12 safety … rates him as the No. 13 safety and No. 201 in the Rivals250 … No. 248 in the 300 and the No. 19 safety nationally … PrepStar All-Southeast Region … listed him as the No. 25 safety … had 39 tackles with five pass breakups and two fumble recoveries on defense as a senior in 2014 … threw for 2,076 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 1,015 yards and 16 scores … threw for 1,782 yards as a junior in 2013 with 10 touchdowns and 916 yards rushing and 18 scores … had one interception as a junior on defense and four as a sophomore … finished with 14 pass breakups during his career … played for head coach Jarrod Hickman at Florida State University School … chose Alabama over Georgia, Florida, LSU, Texas, Kentucky and Louisville. Footer Sponsor – AT&T Footer Sponsor – Stubhub Footer Sponsor – Ford Footer Sponsor – BBVA Compass Footer Sponsor – Blue Cross.