Touching base: Kenneth Harris

Harris has been working out: "I am at about 205 right now," he said. Harris was listed at 195 before his final season of football at Cherryville High School. He is currently at a 39 inch vertical.

Kenneth Harris will start summer school at the University of Georgia on July 7th. From there his life as a Bulldog will be in full swing. But he was a little late in getting some information from the Georgia coaching staff.

Harris got his training packet from the Georgia coaches the other day. "I am going to get on that right away," he said. Most of the other recruits in the class of 2004 already have their packets.

That's not to say that Harris has not been working out: "I am at about 205 right now," he said. Harris was listed at 195 before his final season of football at Cherryville High School. He is currently at a 39 inch vertical. He has also worked on his 40 time. "I've got it down to a 4.42," said Harris. "I have been running a 4.42 and 4.45 consistently now."

Harris' long frame will instantly remind Georgia fans of a player already on the Bulldog roster: Fred Gibson.

"They say that we are kind of similar in our heights and the way that we play," said Harris. "I have long arms and long legs."

The comparisons to Gibson are going to always be brought up when discussing Harris. The North Carolina native knows, however, that it's his potential that made coaches from North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina interested in him to begin with.

"I think that (the Georgia staff likes) my ability to jump and with my height and the way that I catch the ball and the way that I get up field and the way that I break tackles. I think that I will eventually become a playmaker," said Harris.

He will be making those plays in Sanford Stadium, a place that he says he felt an unrivaled feeling compared to the other stadiums he toured in the South.

"I am looking forward to being in the atmosphere and playing in it," said Harris. "I went to the Auburn (2003) game. It was nice with all of the fans in there. It was loud; it was big. That's where I knew that I wanted to be."

Continued Harris: "I have been (to North Carolina's Kenan Stadium) and North Carolina State. It's not that they didn't compare; it's that they didn't give me the feeling that I got at Georgia."

"I really can't say what it will be like," said Harris of the first game that he will run onto the field wearing read and black. "It's going to be exciting."


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