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Alexandria defender picks up first offer

Alexandria, La., defensive back Nick Harris is projected to be a top 20 player in the Bayou State in the Class of 2005. But he’s also projected to be a number of other things also – possibly a linebacker in college.
Harris, who is already 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, projects as an outside linebacker by many college coaches. He already has a scholarship offer from Texas A&M, but lists his top six teams as LSU (leader), Florida, Auburn, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Ole Miss.
“Academics are very important to me, and I hope my athletic ability will provide a quality education for me at a distinguished university,” Harris, who has a 3.5 grade-point average and a 19 on the ACT, said.
“I have the determination and will power that every coach is looking for in an all-around athlete.”
Harris grew up a big LSU fan and plans to camp there this summer, along with attending a mini-camp at A&M and the Baton Rouge Nike Training Camp in May.
In 12 games as a junior, Harris had 81 solo stops, 37 assists, 21 tackles for a loss, 10 interceptions and 12 pass break-ups. He helped Alexandria to a district championship.
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