Since 2008, Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban has embodied the “BuiltByBama” moniker.
It was started by Crimson Tide fans to show appreciation, and projects the team’s success in three aspects, internally, academically and athletically. The University of Alabama had 107 student-athletes named to the academic honor roll in the spring of 2015.
True freshman safety Ronnie Harrison was one of them. The consensus four-star prospect and early enrollee was named to the President’s List for accumulating a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the spring semester.
Congrats Ronnie Harrison @Rharr_15 for making the Presidents list being among the academic elite for the spring semester at U of A 4.0 gpa
— Harrison Smith Jr (@harrison2121) July 4, 2015
— Ronnie Harrison II (@Rharr_15) July 3, 2015
Harrison, 6-foot-3, 218 pounds, is the future at safety for Alabama’s defense. His size and athletic abilities will earn him playing time this fall on special teams and in the secondary.
He finished with 39 tackles, two fumble recoveries and 14 career pass breakups at Florida State University School in Tallahassee, Fla. Harrison recorded a tackle and an interception in Alabama’s spring game. Crimson Tide fans are excited about what Harrison can bring to the table playing wise, but for now, he is excelling in the classroom.
Stephen M. Smith is a staff writer and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine, Pick Six Previews and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.