Kevin Harris, Sanford (Fla.) Seminole High’s star running back finished the season with over 900 yards despite playing in only six games. Most recently, the Wake Forest commitment ran for over 200 yards and a touchdown in Seminole’s first-round playoff loss.
With his season over, Harris weighed in on his decision to become a Demon Deacon, and on some of the other programs still chasing after his signature on signing day.
“I still talk to Coach Elrod (Wake Forest Fullbacks coach Tom) every week, and he’s a real nice guy,” Harris said. “I also talk to UConn, Miami, Alabama, Maryland, Marshall, Ole Miss and Louisville.
“I’m kind of still open, but I’m afraid I wouldn’t get the chance to play running back at the other schools. Miami has said that they want me to play fullback, which would work good in their system, but I’m not sure.”
With other schools still in the mix, Harris said that he was planning an official visit to Wake Forest, with other possible in the future.
“I’m taking an official to Wake on January 16,” he said. “Other schools keep calling me and asking me about them, but I’m kind of postponing all the other visits until after I go to Wake. For me, being able to play running back and the education at a school are the biggest factors. I also love Coach Grobe (Wake Forest head coach Jim).”
Harris sprained his ankle severely around the season’s mid-way point, which sidelined him for two-and-a-half games. He said he has rebounded from the injury, and is looking forward to proving himself at the next level.
“I had 150 yards on 11 carries in my first game, and had two touchdowns,” Harris said. “Then I hurt my ankle, but I finished strong. I think my toughness is my strength, and I can use my weight and speed. I think following blocks is the fun part, and before I try to juke a guy out I always try to knock his helmet off first.”
Harris ran for 1179 yards as a junior, averaging 6.9 yards per carry and scoring nine touchdowns. He also finished second in his class in weightlifting, and plans to compete again as a senior.