Hot off the presses as they say, Highland Springs, Va. athlete Victor Harris has narrowed his list of schools from 12 to six. Who made the cut?
"In alphabetical order because there is no preference at this point, he is down to Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Southern Cal, Virginia and Virginia Tech," said Highland Springs head coach Scott Burton. "He hasn't set up any official visits yet. We plan on doing that sometime during the season and he'll probably take all five of them after the season has ended for us."
The new list eliminates Nebraska, Oklahoma, Florida State, Florida, LSU and Georgia off of Harris' list.
"Distance is not a factor," said Harris, who is ranked as the No. 23 player in the country by Rivals.com. "It could be a factor down near the end of things because I can see staying close to home has great advantages. But I'm really open to all of my favorites right now."
Harris, who rushed for 2,210 yards and 37 scores as a running back last season and picked off eight passes as a cornerback, is being recruited as an athlete by most.
"Miami wanted him as a running back at first until they saw his defensive film, now they say he can pick and choose," said Burton. "They're pretty much all told him he could play either side."
Harris thinks his future could be as a cornerback.
"I think being a 6-foot cornerback who can make plays might be better than a 6-foot running back when it comes to pro potential," he said. "Everyone seems to have a harder time finding great cornerbacks."
Harris, who lists his favorite NFL players as Ray Lewis and Sean Taylor (both former Miami stars), hinted that he might not need all five trips to decide.
"Actually, coach Burton thinks I'll know after two or three," he laughed. "He doesn't think I'll need all five, but we're going to schedule five anyhow. If I'm not sure, I'm not going to commit to anyone."
Harris is the No. 2 athlete in the country overall and the top player in the state of Virginia.