Highland Springs, Va. athlete Victor Harris led his team to victory in the season opener last week rushing for 210 yards and scoring three different ways in a 34-0 rout of Prince George. Harris, one of the top recruits in the nation, scored on a rushing touchdown, a reception, and had an interception return for a score.
Having recently narrowed his list of schools from twelve to six, another round of cuts could come for Harris before deciding on when and where to take his official visits.
“I’m not exactly sure what his plans are for sure, but he has mentioned cutting his list from six to four or even three,” stated Highland Springs Coach Scott Burton. “He may also keep his list of six and schedule visits to all of them. Obviously he can’t take all of those visits, but he would take as many as he felt he needed.”
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Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Southern Cal, Virginia, and Virginia Tech have made the cut for Victor’s services, and those six schools appear to have locked out the competition.
“A lot of schools came calling come Sept. 1 when the contact period began again,” explained Burton. “Victor thanked each school personally when he trimmed his list, and I re-iterated that fact when schools called me to find out how to get in touch with him. These six schools are his final six.”
Harris would like to take one or two of his official visits during the season so long as it does not conflict with his focus on his senior season.
“We have a bye week coming up in late October where he may take a visit,” admitted Burton. “I’m not sure when else he may visit a schools during the season right now. Most of his visits will come after the season concludes.”
With six schools making the final list for Harris, what is it about this collective group that is so special in Victor’s eyes?
“Each of these schools offer him the best opportunity to find what he’s looking for most in a school,” Burton explained. “Each school presents the options he’s looking for on and off the field. The atmosphere, early playing time, and education as well as the opportunity to play on the side of the football he desires all factored into make his decision on the these schools.”
Harris is the No. 2 athlete in the country and the top player from the state of Virginia.