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From: Baldwin Park, California
High School: Baldwin Park
As a junior, Aaron Harris rushed for 2,163 yards on 186 carries (11.3 ypc) and 32 touchdowns. He added 63 tackles (41 solo) and six picks from his cornerback spot. During his sophomore year, he ran for over 1,300 yards (11 ypc) and 13 touchdowns. He broke former Nebraska All-American running back Lawrence Phillips' Baldwin Park High rushing records (single game rushing, season rushing and touchdowns).
Harris claims over 30 written offers at this point, including scholarship extensions from all of his top five. "My top schools are UCLA, Washington, Michigan, Oregon, and Colorado," Harris explained. "UCLA and Washington are at the top. I am not real interested in USC because they want me as a corner. I know I can play running back at the next level and most the schools recruiting me like me there. I would say out of my 30-plus offers, 22 or 23 of them like me on offense."
UCLA has very few scholarships to give this year and Harris knows that. "Even though they only have a few left to give, they are not pressuring me at all. They are real laid back. They say they have one spot for a corner and one for a running back and I could fit in at either one."
As for Washington, he feels he can fit into the equation in Seattle very soon. "The coaches tell me they will sign me as their number two back right off the bat and that if I come in and work hard I could be their number one as a freshman."
Of all the schools recruiting, he claims Colorado and Washington are showing the most attention. "Colorado calls me or I call them and we talk all the time. I really like the coach recruiting me there, Coach Cabral. Him and I joke around a lot and he text messages me just about every morning before school and every Friday to tell me to have a good weekend. I am a little worried about the weather there. I am a California boy so I am used to the sunshine and I hear it snows a lot there. I am interested to take a trip to find out what it is like up there."
Even though he knows in his heart where he wants to go, Harris wants to take all five trips. "I know where I want to be right now - I just don't want to say yet. I want to talk to everyone and my coach and parents want me to wait it out, too. So I am going to give everyone a shot and see what happens."
Whoever gets Harris will be getting a versatile athlete that knows he has what it takes. "I just want to get to the next level and use my god-given talents. I want to be the guy out there leading my team."
He will most likely not be attending any camps this summer. "I could, but I already have my offers and my coach doesn't think I need to. There is no reason to go risk injury or anything like that."
Harris carries a 3.0 core GPA and is taking the SAT next month. He is thinking of a major in Ethnic Studies or Engineering.