Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
JaJuan Harley: I feel my greatest strength is my speed. I feel I can match up with anyone and my speed allows me to do a lot on the field. I feel my speed is what will really separate me in the next level. I am also very versatile as I can play CB and S.
Scott Porter: What are your goals?
JaJuan Harley: My goal is to show people that no matter what circumstance or school you go to, you can be a success story. I want people to hear my story and see my success and know that it can happen to them.
Scott Porter: Is there a player in the NFL you model your game after?
JaJuan Harley: I would say Antonio Cromartie because we have a lot of similar things. We are both from Tallahassee. Antonio is an amazing athlete with great speed. Coming out people said we were very similar. We both went to Florida State coming out of high school. He has similar speed and size as me and people doubted him when he declared early for the draft like they have me. Antonio declared after tearing his ACL and nobody thought he could go as high as he did, he proved everyone wrong.
Scott Porter: What led to your decision to declare early for the draft?
JaJuan Harley: I declared early due to family circumstances. Everyone told me to come back for my senior season and graduate. I am 3 classes away from graduation and I will take those this summer and graduate. I choose to declare due to a family health issue. I feel that you grow as a man and you have to do what you have to do. I need to take care of my family and I look forward to being able to help them.
Scott Porter: What are your greatest football accomplishments?
JaJuan Harley: I have overcome adversity all 4 years I have played football. Every year I have had something come up that I had to fight through to succeed. I have had instances of grueling adversity and I have overcame those things.
Scott Porter: What would you tell an NFL team asking why should we draft JaJuan Harley?
JaJuan Harley: First off I would tell them they are getting a guy with very high character. I am very mature. My character was tested during the season with a family health issue. I fought through that and have continued to become a better player each and every season. Adversity has taken a toll on me and I have fought and found ways to fight through those. I have been tested. I would tell an NFL team no matter what happens I stay focused. I stay strong. I push through and I always give it my all. I give 100%.
Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
JaJuan Harley: My dad. He put the ball in my hands and most of all I have seen him fight through health issues. To see my dad pushing and striving in life with an illness has been a huge inspiration on me. He has been such a positive influence on me. He has been that driving force in me. He has taught me that no matter what happens to keep that faith in god.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
JaJuan Harley: That is tough. I don’t have a lot of free time. I guess tweeting is one hobby that I have. I like to tweet inspirational quotes. I like to relax. I am use to pushing my body that it’s nice to relax when exhausted. I like to spend time with family and friends.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
JaJuan Harley: I would say the atmosphere. I am blessed to have experienced two different universities atmospheres. Both have been great.
Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now until NFL draft time to prepare yourself?
JaJuan Harley: Right now I am training. I have been lifting, running, working on fundamentals. I have also been studying a lot of film on other DB’s to see what I can pick up on. I am trying to find ways to make myself a better player. You always look to get better. I want to be the best professional as possible on and off the field when I get there. I have been training back home.