Harris Swayed by Visit to Ames

Iowa State's breakout year in the state of Florida continues Sunday with news of a verbal commitment from another standout senior. The latest Sunshine State addition brings the Cyclones' total number of known verbals to 23.

Clearwater (Fla.) running back Jason Harris told ISU head coach Dan McCarney of his decision Sunday, just two days after North Carolina coaches made an in-home visit. McCarney and assistant coach Chris Ash traveled to Harris' residence earlier last week.

"I committed today to Iowa State," said Harris. "I talked to Coach McCarney and the coaching staff. I made the decision then. I told them earlier in the week that I would have a decision by the weekend. We got down to it today. They called in the afternoon and I kind of already knew before what I was going to do. They were excited to have me and looked forward to having me up."

Harris is the fifth ISU commitment from the state of Florida and second overall at the running back position. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder has 4.5 speed and will be a nice addition to the Cyclones' backfield.

Harris said that much of his decision came down to his official visit to Ames the weekend of Dec. 17. He also made a trip to Chapel Hill the weekend of Jan. 14.

"When I went up on my visit, it felt like home," Harris said. "Seeing everybody and meeting the players, it seemed like they all liked each other. That's exactly the situation I want. I can get along with all the players on that team. It was a great atmosphere, and Iowa State is the place for me."

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