A well-traveled running back is starting to show up on the recruiting radar.
Andre Harris (6-0, 214, 4.5) played his junior season at Pacific Palisades, Calif., but will suit up at Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft as a senior.
Though it is early, Harris is getting a lot of looks from schools coast-to-coast. USC, Cal, Michigan, Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida State, Duke and Louisville are showing early recruiting interest in him.
Versatility is a word that constantly comes up when scouts discuss Harris. He has the potential to play on either side of the ball on the D-I level.
The scouting report on Harris is that he is a very versatile back. He runs with power and has the speed to break the long one.
In limited opportunities as a strong safety, Harris picked off a pass and raced 99 yards for a touchdown.
Though he wasn't used that much as a receiver 2004, Harris impressed those in attendance at the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp last summer with his pass receiving skills.
It was noted by camp co-founder Henry Bell that Harris has the ability to cut on a dime, can catch and run great routes, great footwork, and is strong as a bull. He is a complete running back.
Harris was an all-league selection as a junior even though he only played an equivalent of six games. He ended up rushing for 693 yards on 103 carries and four touchdowns. Harris averaged 6.7 per yards a carry. He caught six passes for 58 yards.
What is Harris looking for in a school?
"I am looking for a school that has an opening for the position that they are recruiting me for," Harris said. "I would like the opportunity for early playing time."
"I also want to get a good education," Harris said. "So academics are important to me and will be a consideration."
Harris will attend the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles this spring and once again participate at the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp once again.