One of the top all-around prep athletes in the country, Monte Harrison joins the Nebraska program after excelling in three sports at Lee's Summit West High School in Missouri. The 6-2, 205-pound Harrison will line up at wide receiver for the Huskers, and joins tight end Freedom Akinmoladun as signees from the Kansas City area. It marks the second straight year Nebraska has signed two players from the Kansas City metro area. Harrison posted huge offensive numbers as a senior for Coach Royce Boehm at Lee's Summit West, helping his team to a 13-1 record and a Class 5 state title. Harrison's explosiveness helped Lee's Summit West dominate during its playoff run, winning all five games by at least 28 points. Harrison finished the season with 60 receptions for 1,007 yards, an average of 16.8 yards per catch, and had 13 receiving touchdowns. Harrison also rushed for 198 yards and 12 touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass. He also averaged 17.1 yards on punt returns and saw limited action on defense. Harrison was a first-team Class 5 all-state pick by the Missouri Football Coaches Association. As a junior, Harrison earned second-team all-state honors in helping Lee's Summit West to an 11-1 record and a trip to the third round of the state playoffs. Harrison finished his junior season with more than 30 catches and eight touchdowns. He also was a threat on the ground, rushing for six touchdowns, while also returning kicks. Harrison saw action in 2011, when Lee's Summit West posted a 12-2 record and lost in the Class 5 state semifinals. Harrison is regarded as one of the top five players in Missouri by Rivals.com, and is ranked among the top 35 receivers in the country by Rivals. Harrison committed to Nebraska on the Fourth of July, and did not take any other visits. He also had offers from Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Missouri and Vanderbilt. Harrison also hopes to play baseball at Nebraska and is considered one of the top prep baseball players in the country. From his outfield position, Harrison hit .457 as a junior, while driving in 33 runs and scoring 36. He had 12 doubles, three triples and six home runs and also stole 25 bases. Harrison also stands out on the hardwood for Lee's Summit West. He has helped his team to a 14-2 record through the end of January. Harrison averages about 17 points and nine rebounds per game. Harrison helped Lee's Summit West to a 21-5 record as a junior and to a 27-4 record and trip to the state semifinals as a sophomore. Harrison was born on Aug. 10, 1995, and he is the son of Michelle Francis.

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