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Texas TE gets on the map

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Like his quarterback and teammate Nick Fanuzzi, San Antonio (Texas) Churchill tight end Ian Harris is on the recruiting map with his first scholarship offers.
The 6-foot-3, 217-pounder has grabbed his first two from Utah and Nebraska. After a strong showing at the NIKE Training Camp, Harris says that things don't look to slow down at just two. Several others schools are coming on strong and favorites are emerging.
"The first offer came from Utah and I was excited about my first one," Harris said. "Nebraska, I was kind of surprised, but not really because they had been by the school. They're a Big 12 school with good tradition. I was thrilled about that."
Though the first offers have Harris interested, those are not his favorites.
"My No. 1 would be UCLA and then Miami," Harris said. "Then Nebraska would be No. 3. After that it would probably be Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. I just like the West Coast tradition and location at UCLA. My brother, Gilbert Harris, just graduated from Arizona. He played in the Pac-10 and I watched them play each other."
Arizona has also shown interest, but Harris says that Purdue, Michigan State, Missouri, and TCU are the four teams he believes could offer next.
"They've all had contact with me and they've explained how they use their tight ends," Harris said. "They've got my SAT scores and everything. I think it's a matter of seeing how close they actually are to extending the official offer."
As for when he wants to decide, Harris says that it depends on who offers.
"Right now I'm leaning towards going through my senior year," he said. "Then I'll figure it out from there."
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