“Versatile” does not begin to describe Frisco Reedy High football standout William Harbour.
While most players man two positions, the 6-foot, 230-pound Harbour plays four for the Lions: linebacker, kicker, running back, and quarterback. Essentially, Reedy head football coach Chad Cole has quite the weapon in his green, navy, and silver arsenal in the senior star, who just committed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
“If you know him personally, it would fit seamlessly,” Cole told Texas Scorecard. “He’s an amazing young man. He can do anything you ask of him.”
Harbour has been a mainstay on the team since he first graced the halls of Reedy. The Lions began varsity play in 2016, and a show of physicality against two ninth-grade teammates in one of the first practices prompted the coaching staff to move Harbour up.
“He’s never looked back,” Cole said.
It did not take long for Harbour to make a name for himself in the program’s young history. As the kicker, he scored Reedy’s first-ever points in the opening varsity game against Frisco Independence High.
The senior-less inaugural team finished 3-7. A more experienced Reedy turned in a 13-1 campaign in 2018 that included an undefeated run through a competitive 5A-2 Region II District 7.
And Harbour was there each season, with the Lions’ upcoming fifth season fielding a varsity squad coinciding with his senior year.
“He’s been an [integral] part in our foundation building since day one,” Cole said.
According to the coach, Harbour “is so experienced” at the linebacker position.
“We can do things and our expectations of Will in putting our defense in good situations is sky high,” Cole said. “Our defensive coordinator Brad Lagrone can do things to make adjustments at the last minute that most teams can’t do because they don’t have the guy that can get it done — make the calls, make the read, whatever the case may be — that Will can do in a flash.”
He also touted Harbour’s ability to “always [be] in the right position,” admitting that it was hard to explain to college recruiters who viewed highlights of him but concluded he is not “flashy.”
“He’s in position already to make the tackle,” Cole said. “He doesn’t need to streak across the field because he’s made a bad read. He’s so experienced that he can put himself there methodically.”
Offensively, Harbour, who ran a 4.69 in the 40-yard dash, goes under center in short yardage situations and can air the ball and pound the turf, which was something Cole first noticed of him when the former was in middle school.
“We joke about it all the time, but if we have problems at quarterback, we’re just going to leave him at quarterback because we know he would take care of our football team,” the coach said.
Cole is immensely proud that Harbour will attend and play for Navy. With Harbour’s college choice squared away, he expects his protégé, whom he dubs “the undisputed leader of our team,” to be more relaxed.