Jhajuan Seales: His Coach's Take

Posted Feb 1, 2012

GoPokes.com is interviewing the coach for each of the Oklahoma State commitments leading up to National Signing Day. In this installment of “His Coach’s Take,” we visit with Kenny Harrison, the head coach at Port Arthur (Memorial), Texas about Jhajuan Seales, a 6-1, 180-pound receiver who got on the radar late after catching 54 passes for 1,207 yards and 13 touchdowns in his senior season.

What are Jhajuan’s strengths as a football player?

Harrison: “I think it’s his size and his speed. He has very good speed for his size but he has the ability to play both inside and outside and that makes his much more valuable in a spread offense.”

What do you think will be the biggest transition for him moving from the high school game to the Big 12 Conference?

Harrison: “I think it will be the level of competition that the Big 12 plays that will be the biggest adjustment for him. Being in high school and being a top player in Port Arthur, it will be an adjustment to be up against players of such a high caliber on a daily basis.”

Do you think he has a chance to make an instant impact or will there be an adjustment period for him?

Harrison: “He’s competing in track right now, which is going to give him more of the confidence and self-discipline of competing on a high level. I think once he finishes his track season, he’ll be in excellent shape and he’ll move to Stillwater ready to compete for playing time as a true freshman.”

Why do you think he chose Oklahoma State?

Harrison: “It’s a school he’s followed since he was a little kid and he’s very impressed with the style of offense they play. It resembles the offense we play, as far as being a spread team that throws the ball around and is explosive. That was his main goal was to continue to be able to play in a spread offense and Oklahoma State is one of the top teams in the country that’s doing it.”

What do you think he is capable of accomplishing over the course of his college career at OSU?

Harrison: “I think he can have a very productive college career. I look forward to, if he stays healthy, continues to grow and does what they ask of him, I believe we will possibly be watching him play on the next level, as well.”

What will you remember the most about coaching him?

Harrison: “Just how humble he was and how high-character a kid he is. He’s a great kid and an asset to any football program. Oklahoma State is getting a great kid and a great athlete.”

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