QB Harris recaps his latest trip to Duke

As one of the top QBs on the board in the class of 2015, Quentin Harris has enjoyed regular contact with the Duke coaching staff. Recently he visited Durham for a third time and spoke about that with TDD.

"I visited Duke when the basketball team played North Carolina," said Connecticut prospect Quentin Harris. "It was my third time visiting the campus after I visited last year and then for camp last summer."

This visit, however, was centered around the premier sporting event of the year. But the basketball game was merely the last item on a rather full agenda.

"When we got there we all went to the film room for a brief introduction to Duke from Coach Cutcliffe and the Athletic Director. After that we went on tours of the different facilities including the training room and weight rooms. While we were there, we had a chance to listen to presentations from those staffs. After that we got tours of the campus and then we came back to break out into position meetings with the coaches."

Harris is being recruited by a number of coaches on the Blue Devils' staff including new offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery.

"I didn't get to talk with him too much on the visit because he had to leave, but I talked with him for a while on the phone about a week ago. The coaches have shown me a lot about how they utilize the athleticism of their quarterbacks with various plays such as a read-option and they have reiterated how great of a fit that kind of system is for me."

And why is that?

"They like how I was a pocket passer at first, but I also have the ability to beat the defense with my legs when I need to. They have told me they like how I can make every throw on the field, but also be a variable threat on the ground as well."

Currently Harris holds offer from Duke, Boston College, Harvard, and Yale. He's also fielding interest from programs such as Northwestern, Connecticut, and Notre Dame. He's in the process of taking some visits, but hasn't put a timeline on decisions.

"Right now I'm just kind of waiting to see which colleges are interested in me and which are the best fit for me. I'm in the process of looking at summer camps and similar things."

"I really want to get together with my team a lot this summer just to run some routes and get a feel for one another so that we have our chemistry in place before we start practice. We need to get the new players into the playbook so we have our biggest advantages maximized heading into the season."

After the summer Harris will once again lead the Taft School on the field and says his high school team is looking promising.

"I think the season is shaping up very well. We have some really good post graduate players lined up and a lot of guys now have a year of experience under their belt. I think we're going to do great things this year."

Attending the Taft school has prepared Harris, he believes, for the rigors of the college requirements.

""I think it helps that I come from a school like this where they prepare the students to be independent and how to complete major things on their own. I haven't put too much thought into a college major, but I do see myself pursuing something like economics, business, or law. I did an externship and shadowed an employee of a hedge fund company, and that was really interesting."


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