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WATCH: 16-year-old future NFL talent destroys field in 200m

The 6-foot-5, 225-lb. football recruit clocked the fourth-fastest 200m time in U.S. high school history

On Jan. 22, a 16-year-old high school student out of Washington, D.C., clocked the fourth fastest 200m time in U.S. high school history (20.79) at the Texas Tech Under Armour High School Classic. Nyckoles Harbor is a 6-foot-5, 225 lb. football recruit with NCAA and NFL aspirations in the 2023 recruiting cycle, but football is far from the only thing he excels in, as seen in this video. 




Harbor got out of the blocks slowly, but caught the field 20 metres into the race, never looking back. According to 24/7 Sports, Harbor’s main focus is football, but track on the side. The Grade 11 student is eyeing a school with a great football and track and field program, so far, making recruiting visits to Penn State University and the University of Oklahoma. 

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Despite his large frame, Harbor holds personal bests of 10.31 in the 100m and now 20.79 in the 200m, which ranks No. 4 all-time at the high school level behind the likes of U.S. Olympic medallists Noah Lyles, Michael Norman and NFL-star Tyreek Hill. Last year, Harbor had the world lead for the fastest U18 indoor 200m time (21.36).

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We can only imagine that this once-in-a-generation talent will continue to gain attention from top track and football recruiters.