Our friend Andrea Adelson penned this nice piece on JHC, giving us a look at how he is the midst of maturing as spring football hits full stride. He is looking forward to getting back on the field and and moving past his mistakes he made a UGA. He has a huge supporter in DC Todd Grantham, who coached him at Georgia.
“It’s been a growing year for me,” Harvey-Clemons said in a recent phone interview. “I’ve been getting to know my teammates and getting to know the defense a lot better. I’m just excited for the opportunity to be back out on the field.”
What has he learned the most about himself?
“I’d probably say I learned it’s not all about me,” he said. “Everything’s bigger than me. It’s about the team.”
Harvey-Clemons figures to have a prominent role on a defense that must replace its entire secondary, one that created many big plays with its aggressive approach. He is expected to start at strong safety in place of James Sample, with an opportunity to play linebacker in the nickel package.
It is the same spot he played at Georgia, so there is plenty of familiarity. In his final season with the Bulldogs, Harvey-Clemons had 66 tackles, one interception and three fumble recoveries.
“Any time you have a guy with his size and length and his athletic ability, he can affect the game both in his ability to rush and his ability to cover,” Grantham said. “He can be a playmaker for us. We’re going to put him in that role and see what he can do.”
Beyond that, Grantham has been impressed with the way Harvey-Clemons has grown up.