Linebacker Kris Harris Commits

Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby High School linebacker/running back Kris Harris committed to FAU last Friday.

Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby High School linebacker/running back Kris Harris made up his mind late last week about where he will be playing college football next year. Last Friday the 6-foot-0 and 220-pound senior committed to FAU.

"Kris committed to FAU on Friday," said Godby head football coach Ronnie Cottrell. "Kris has had a lot of schools offer him and several more who were still showing interest before he made his decision."

Before announcing his commitment Harris had been talking most recently to Iowa State, Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky according to Coach Cottrell. At different points in his recruitment Harris held offers from a list of schools that included Connecticut, FIU, Georgia State, Indiana, Marshall, Michigan State, Missouri, Northern Arizona, North Carolina State, Northern Illinois, Ole Miss, South Alabama, South Florida and Texas Tech.

In addition to the schools he had offers from, both Mississippi State and LSU had been in contact with Harris as recently as early December according to Coach Cottrell. Harris camped at LSU this summer and was being looked at as a fullback by the Tigers. South Florida also offered Harris the opportunity to play fullback in college. However most schools have offered him as a linebacker which is where he saw the vast majority of his playing time in high school.

His high school coach believes that Harris is best suited as a linebacker at the next level.

"He is a consummate linebacker. He can play against the run and the pass and is a great special teams player; he has the ability to help you in so many ways," explained Coach Cottrell.

During his senior season Harris racked up 48 tackles including four tackles behind the line of scrimmage and five sacks. On film and in-person Harris demonstrated a knack for making vicious hits on defense. Offensively, on the rare occasion that Harris had the opportunity to run the ball, he demonstrated a powerful and explosive style. When running the ball in the open field Harris also displayed above average speed for a back his size.

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