Highland Springs, Va. athlete/cornerback Victor Harris, nicknamed "Macho", was an unofficial visitor to Virginia Tech for their huge win over West Virginia this past weekend. Did it affect his list?
"No, but I had a great time," said the 6-foot-0, 185-pounder. "The crowd was awesome and the game was a good one. The win was huge for Virginia Tech."
Harris, ranked as the No. 2 athlete in the country and No. 23 player overall, has been listing Virginia Tech and five others for the last month or so. He now has all five official visits set.
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"I don't really remember the dates, but I know I'm visiting Virginia Tech, Virginia, Michigan, Miami and Southern Cal," he said. "I think I scheduled a sixth one to Maryland as well and will just drop one of them in the end."
His coach, Scott Burton, clarified the strategy.
"The Maryland visit isn't scheduled, but Maryland is still in there," he said. "The plan all along has been to set six visits and cancel one, but we haven't set anything up with Maryland. If I were to guess, they'd probably be the odd team out anyhow."
Harris is off to a blazing start this season. Last weekend he carried the ball nine times for 204 yards and three scores and also hauled in a 79-yard touchdown pass. He has 1,206 yards on 105 carries and 14 touchdowns in five games. On defense, he returned an interception for a score as well.
"That was one of the few times they threw my way," he said. "They usually don't."
Did the Virginia Tech visit put them ahead of the rest of the pack?
"Honestly, I can't even say because I haven't even taken any of my official visits yet," he said. "The visits will be the key, I won't really know much until I take all five."
Growing up, Harris was a big Miami fan and also followed Michigan. Will that help the 'Canes and Wolverines or will distance be a factor?
"Distance isn't a factor now, but I'll see when I travel to those places," he said. "I don't want to go too far away from home, but I don't know what too far is until I get there."