The need for defensive backs in 2010 has been talked about numerous times over and over again. Today the program got a shot in the arm as El Camino cornerback Michael Harris has committed to Florida State. With offers from a host of schools like Florida, FIU, Ole Miss, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma State and a host of others, it was the support that Jimbo Fisher and James Coley at FSU that put the Seminoles on top for the talented JUCO corner.
"FSU is a great program, but it was Coach Fisher and Coach Coley who really sold me on them," said Harris of the ‘Noles. "They've showed me a lot of support as I try to get these last classes out of the way. I plan on graduating this month but I have to work on my English and Geometry class. The coaches at FSU told me they would wait for me if I had to come in the summer. Ole Miss said they would too, but Alabama said they wouldn't. I just trust the coaches at FSU and thank them for the support."
Coach Coley was out in California today visiting the 3-star corner. Harris said the visit went well and that they talked about the future at FSU.
"The visit with Coach Coley today was great," said Harris. "We sat and talked for a few hours about the situation with my grades and about the future at FSU. It was a good convo. We talked about the defense, too."
"I also got a chance to talk to Coach Fisher recently," continued Harris. "He said that they're going to have a defensive coordinator named in the next week or two."
Initially getting back to Florida to play his college ball wasn't important to Harris, but getting the chance to play close to home and in front of his family is something he is looking forward to.
"You know, initially it wasn't that important for me to get closer to home for college, but now that I am I am happy about it," said Harris. "I like how I will get a chance to play in front of my family. I grew up watching teams like FSU and Miami so it is good that I get to be apart of the group that brings FSU back."
Harris says he will be bringing experience and physicality to the Seminole program.
"I am physical and I like man to man (coverage)," explained Harris. "I am a lock down corner that is strong and can come up in run support. I'll bring experience to FSU and I am a smart player."
Michael says we should all expect him to be at FSU in January.
"I'll be at FSU next month," Harris said, "and I plan on knocking out these last 2 classes. I am firm and I am excited to be a Seminole."
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