Harris Now a Bearcat

Tuesday became a big day for Kaleb Harris and the Cincinnati Bearcats as the standout issued his pledge.

Last week one of the top performers at head coach Tommy Tuberville's camps was Creston (Ohio) Norwayne standout Kaleb Harris.

Harris, who ran a 4.5 forty at camp, held an offer prior to camping with the Bearcats and came away impressed by Tuberville and his staff.

"I'm a Bearcat," Harris said with great excitement. "I have been around a couple of other colleges and had some that I liked. But Cincinnati, after coming to camp, seeing campus more and being around the coaches and players was all I needed to see. So I decided to become a Bearcat."

Harris may have been under the radar, but this is a steal for the Bearcats and he knows Tuberville and staff have the makings for some great things at UC.

Kaleb Harris @ UC Camp

"The staff is very experienced at Cincinnati," explained Harris. "They know what they are talking about, know where they want to go and know the direction this football team is going to go in. They know this team is going to win a lot of games and I was confident in playing for them."

Leading the charge for the Bearcats was Coach (Steve) Clinkscale who noticed Harris early in the process.

"Coach Clink came into my school when he was at Illinois," said Harris. "Then I didn't hear from him much and then learned he was at Cincinnati. Right after that, he came in and talked with me and we just hit it off. So we've built a relationship over time and he's been honest with me telling me how it was."

One concern for the Bearcats could have come from Harris attending other camps. After much thought, Harris only has one more camp to attend.

"I'm already registered for the Ohio State camp on Friday," said Harris. "I'll be going to that, but after that I'm done with camps."

As for making an early decision, Harris already feels some relief from his decision.

"This is a nice relief," said Harris "I know where I'm going now and all that is left now is getting through my senior year and just playing."

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