Four-star safety/wide receiver Will Harris (6-3, 185, 4.5) from Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak is without question one of the best defensive backs in the nation. Rivals.com ranks Harris as the nation’s number two safety prospect for the class of 2005 and he is a member of the Rivals.com Preseason California Top 100 team landing as the Golden State’s number eight prospect at any position.
Harris is also a member of the Rivals.com prestigious Rivals100 team for the class of 2005. He is considered the nation’s number 47 prospect at any position.
“Recruiting is going great,” Mark Harris, Will Harris’ dad said. “It has been very busy around here.”
“Will has received calls from everyone,” Harris said. “The whole Pac-10 has already called.”
“Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Pitt, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and K State are just a few of the schools I can remember off the top of my head,” Harris said. “K State said that they are recruiting Will as an athlete.”
“K State said Will could play either wide receiver or safety,” Harris said. “Colorado sends mail constantly.”
Harris has already set one visit to Washington State on October 18th. Other schools in the hunt for the last four visits are USC, UCLA, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma, Michigan and Notre Dame.
There is a great reason why Harris is being hotly sought after. Few players possess his size, speed and athleticism.
Rivals.com saw Harris up close when he attended UCLA’s one day camp and it was apparent that he is special. He was very explosive and covered a lot of ground for a guy with his size.
Harris has an impressive resume of honors in both football and basketball. For his skill on the hardwood, Harris was selected League MVP, all-area and all-CIF. Playing both safety and wide receiver, Harris was honored all-league for both his sophomore and junior seasons. He was also chosen all-area and all-CIF for his junior season performance.