Monte Harrison didn't waste much time trying to decide between professional baseball and college. Less than 48 hours after being drafted with the 50th pick in the Major League Baseball draft, Harrison signed with the Milwaukee Brewers.
2nd-rder Monte Harrison, @Brewers agree to terms for $1.8 mil. Pick value = $1,100,300. Missouri HS OF, tremendous athlete. @MLBDraft— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 7, 2014
The Nebraska wide receiver commit was a coveted four star recruit on the football field, but Harrison decided to play baseball instead. Hard to blame any player for taking the $1.8 million contract when it's offered. When asked Friday about Harrison's choice, Bo Pelini told the Omaha World-Herald that while he would love to have Harrison in Lincoln, he wanted him to choose what he wanted to do.
"Monte has to make a determination for what’s best for his future," Pelini said. "He’s a great kid. We’re on the same page, he and I — as far as where it is right now."