Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, February 1, 2012
OL, ***, 270 pounds, 6-5
Charlotte Catholic High School
Mark Harrell is a versatile prospect who will be able to contribute at a number of positions for the Irish. At 6′ 5″ and 265 lbs, he has the athleticism and length to excel at guard but also the drive and competitiveness to be a force in the middle. It is not yet determined where on the offensive line he will end up, but he is primed to succeed in Notre Dame’s spread offense, which places a premium on big, athletic linemen who can both protect the quarterback and get to the second level on runs and short passes.
While he still has to add bulk to his frame, the senior from Charlotte, N.C., and Charlotte Catholic High School should be a force when his body catches up to his skills and natural size.