Committed; Harris Talks FAU

Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby High School linebacker talks to Scout.com about why he decided to commit to FAU this past weekend.

Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby High School linebacker Kris Harris didn't have FAU at the top of his recruiting wish list this time last year. However, last Friday the Owls were perched at the top of Harris' recruiting tree when he decided to give his commitment to new FAU head coach Charlie Partridge. The 6-foot-0 and 220-pound defender spoke with Scout.com earlier today about his commitment and his connection to his new school and coach.

"I have been familiar with FAU for quite some time. I have a lot of family down in south Florida and we always traveled through Boca Raton and the city always stood out to me," said Harris of his future college city.

Harris also says that the longer the recruiting process played itself out the more interested he became in playing at FAU.

"FAU was always on my list of schools but never at the very top. The longer the recruiting process continued it became apparent that staying in Florida was very important to me. FAU is a good fit because I am familiar with the area and the school," explained Harris.

The future inside linebacker in FAU's 3-4 defense also played with two current members of the Owls roster. FAU freshman defensive backs Lester Thomas and Marcus Clark were both teammates of Harris in high school and had nothing but good things to say about their experiences in the Owls program.

"I spoke with Lester and Marcus and both of them said that they were flourishing academically and athletically and the program was headed in the right direction," continued Harris.

FAU head coach Charlie Partridge, who was the defensive line coach at Arkansas this season, was familiar with Harris because the Razorbacks had the senior on their recruiting board at one time.

"Coach Partridge called me the night before I committed and said he was aware of me because Arkansas was recruiting me early in the process. He said in talking to Coach Cottrell (Godby's head football coach) he felt that not only was I a good football player but also a high character guy who had the intangibles he wanted in the players he recruited for his football team," finished Harris.

Harris also said that he picked FAU over Western Kentucky, Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee and Iowa State. The linebacker has an official visit planned for FAU on January 17th. He also has an official visit scheduled for Western Kentucky on January 31st but at this time is unsure if he will make the trip.

Please check back with Scout.com for future updates on Kris Harris.


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