CHAPEL HILL – Wide receiver Todd Harrelson made the biggest catch of his career in last year’s Music City Bowl – a 28-yard reception with less than a minute left in regulation that kept the Tar Heels’ drive, and hopes, alive.
If the junior wants to make another catch, though, it will likely need to be an interception.
With starting cornerback Jabari Price scheduled for surgery Friday to repair an injured tendon in his left hand (he hurt it Tuesday), and UNC’s coaches unsure how long he will be sidelined, Harrelson switched to corner during Thursday’s practice. Although the 6-feet-2, 195-pounder was recruited to play receiver at Carolina, he was a second-team all-state defensive back at Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake, Va.
“College is probably a little faster than when I played corner in high school, but it’s really not that much of a difference,’’ Harrelson said. “I just need to learn the playbook, and I should be OK.”