Four-star prospect K.T. Harrell has opened the eyes of coaches and scouts who weren't aware of him in July, but one ACC school was on him early and has now sealed the deal.
Tony Bennett made Harrell, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound shooting guard from Montgomery (Ala.) Brewbaker Tech Magnet School, his top recruiting priority shortly after taking the job at Virginia. His early and prolonged effort paid off.
"K.T. has a great relationship with Coach Bennett," Harrell's dad Rodney Harrell said. "He calls Coach Bennett all the time. It's going to be a great fit for K.T. We're really excited about playing for Virginia."
Harrell had to sit out his junior season after transferring to Brewbaker Tech Magnet, but he quickly became the go-to guy for the Alabama Challenge. He will play a role at Virginia similar to the one Derrick Lowe played at Washington State under Bennett.
Harrell, who is the No. 67 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, chose Virginia over Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia and Mississippi State.