Harris Surging Late

Class of 2012 JUCO RB Aaron Harris is on an official visit to Cincinnati this weekend. He'll see Iowa next week and might head to Cal following that trip.

After losing running backs Marcus Coker and Mika'il McCall to transfer earlier this month, Iowa received verbal commitments from preps Greg Garmon and Barkley Hill. With another offer handed out this week, it appeared that the Hawkeyes want to add to that stable in the 2012 Class.

Southwestern College JUCO RB Aaron Harris received an opportunity from Iowa.

"He's on a visit to Cincinnati right now," Southwestern Coach Ed Carberry said. "He'll get back from there and head out to Iowa next week. We also faxed his transcript to Cal-Berkley today and they want him to come out for a visit."

The national signing period begins on Wednesday.

"He told me he will at least wait until after he sees Iowa, so he obviously won't sign (Feb. 1)," Carberry said. "And, there's a chance he goes to see Cal after Iowa."

As a freshman, Harris rushed for 1,169 yards and 15 touchdowns while hauling in 23 receptions for 201 yards and two more scores. After an ACL required him to redshirt in '10, he returned for his sophomore year to post 870 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground while hauling in 19 receptions for 165 yards.

Scout.com shows Harris with offers from Iowa, Cincinnati, Hawaii and San Diego State.

"He's a home-run hitter," Carberry said. "When big programs come around here, they're not looking for singles hitters. He can score form anywhere on the field and he's extremely competitive."

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