James Harrington left Cedar Falls for national track power Alabama a year ago. Now he’s coming home.
James Harrington, shown here competing at the Drake Relays, said he plans to transfer from Alabama to Iowa.
Harrington, the Des Moines Register male high school athlete of the year in 2012, has announced he will run for the Iowa Hawkeyes after competing for the Crimson Tide for one season, according to published sources.
He completed his high school career as one of Iowa’s most dominant sprinters, winning nine state titles. He also was a Sunday Register all-state football and basketball player.
Harrington was awestruck when he reported to campus at Alabama.
“You walk outside on the streets, and there are great athletes everywhere,” Harrington told the Register last August. “You’re walking next to a national champion.”
Harrington competed for the school’s indoor and outdoor track teams this season. He also returned to Iowa to compete in the Drake Relays in April.
The future Hawkeye appears bound for a longer visit home this time.