Talented Junior Already Attracting Attention

This talented prospect for the class of 2006 discusses his junior season, what colleges he is hearing from already and if he has any early leaders.

Conyers, Ga.--Bo Harris was a virtually unknown junior prospect when he walked into the Kennedy/CES invitational combine back in January. However, a great showing at the combine has vaulted him among the top prospects in Georgia for the class of 2006.

The 6-2, 210-pounder with 4.65 speed, who plays running back, defensive end and outside linebacker at Heritage High School, could play running back, linebacker or even safety at the college level.

The talented prospect says that he believes he had a solid showing on the field his junior year. "I had a real good season," Harris explains. "We made it to the second round of the playoffs. I played real good our first playoff game. I had two touchdowns and we beat them 14-7 so that was really good thing for us.

"I didn't get as much playing time as I was supposed to because I missed a couple of practices for family reasons," Harris adds. "I played second string behind our first string running back. The first half I played more defense and then in the second half I played more offense. It usually worked out that way. I just want to play and I am trying to get into the playoffs again."

On both sides of the ball the talented player says he feels like speed is his best weapon. "At running back my power and my speed--I have got the speed to get away and I have got the power," he explains. "I break about four or five tackles per play."

Commenting on his defensive play, he says, "It is hard for linemen to put their hands on me when I usually blow past them. I am really good at chasing down the quarterback."

Bo Harris

Even with speed as his main weapon, Harris says it is still an area he would like to continue to improve upon heading into his senior season. "Probably my leg strength--if I can get my leg strength up then I can work on my speed and get my speed down," he notes. "My upper body is OK. It is my leg strength that I have got to improve on."

The athlete notes that he really loves football and adds that he has two favorite parts of the game. "Hitting and winning are the best things."

Harris also notes that he knows playing football is his ticket to an education. "It has been on my mind forever," he explains about college. "The reason I do this is to get to college. Yeah, I am a pretty good student. I have still got to take my SAT and ACT and that is coming up."

He adds that getting a good education is something that is becoming more important to him day by day. "I have got to get my grades a little bit higher than they already are," he says. "I am going to be caught up. I am a little bit behind right now, but I am going to be caught up by this summer. I have to stop fooling around and chasing these girls around and I will be good."

Even though the two-way standout was a virtual unknown to folks in the recruiting circles, Harris says that he has already been getting some recruiting letters from colleges. "Mostly Auburn and I have some from Alabama A&M, UGA and the Florida Gators," he notes. "They sent me some letters and they want me to come to camp down there, but I don't have a ride and stuff that I need to get down there. But, that is pretty much it."

With his final college decision still a year away, Harris says that he does not have any leaders for his signature this early on, or does he? "I am wide open, wide open, but I would rather go to Auburn," he says. "Auburn is the school that I want to go to, or UGA."


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