From the Deep South to the Big East, Scottie Haralson is taking his game to Connecticut.
The skilled shooter from Provine (Miss.) High School shined in front of UConn coaches in Decemeber, worked hard in January and earned an offer from Jim Calhoun and company last week.
It didn't take long for Haralson to accept the scholarship.
"My eyes got big when they offered me about three days ago," Haralson told the Clarion Ledger. "I couldn't really believe it at first, but I knew I was capable of something like that."
Haralson (6-4, 195) was one of the top unsigned shooters in the country and played well enough at the Amare Stoudamire Invitational, where UConn first saw him, to garner more interest from more schools.
He visited Minnesota in the fall officially while Auburn was also in the mix.
Haralson told Rivals.com at the beginning of the high school season that he wanted to wait until the spring to commit.
"I want(ed) to see what else might happen. You never know who might come in towards the end," he said in November.
UConn came calling and Haralson was quick to jump on the offer. He joins point guard Kemba Walker and wing Nate Miles in the 2008 recruiting class.