IRVING, Texas - Safety Bret Harris makes big hits, has a host of scholarship offers, but off the field, he's just a quiet happy kid who loves playing football.
Harris, now at 5-foot-11, 196 pounds, lays big time hits from his safety position. MacArthur head coach Brian Basil says that he's a prospect you can put anywhere on the field and make a play. At safety, that's just where he gets to roam the field and use his athleticism.
"He's a guy that has played offense for us because he came in starting as a running back," Basil said. "But, he's such a great athlete that we wanted to put him in a position to make plays. He's a guy that could play safety or move over and play corner. Harris is a guy you can line up at any position and he's going to work hard to be the best at it."
His hitting ability is what has stood out to coaches around the country. It seems on every play, Harris is knocking out opposing teams with game-changing hits.
Harris says that's just how he plays. It's nothing special.
"That's how you play the game of football in my opinion," Harris said. "You have to play hard-nosed every play. It's just how the game is supposed to be played."
Harris' recruiting has taken off. He says that he's got three teams at the top of his list, one that he's visiting in a couple of weeks.
"I'd say it's Arkansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma State," Harris said. "I grew up watching those schools and in the Big 12 or SEC, you get big time exposure."
"I'm visiting Nebraska for the Texas game coming up here in a couple of weeks. I'm going with my teammates Ron Brooks and Kelly Griffin.
Harris says that he'd like to take all of his visits but if likes a school on a trip, he may go ahead and pull the trigger. He's also talked quite a bit with Brooks and Griffin about playing together at the same school.
"Oh yeah, we've had a lot of time to think about that," he said. "If it happens, it happens. If not I told them, I'll just have to see you on the field on the other team."