Recruits often reel off business, communications and engineering as possible fields of study when they get to college. Then, sometimes, a prospect comes out with an option less standard.
"I want to major in music," New Jersey Defensive End Terrence Harris said. "I've always loved music since I was a little kid."
Unordinary off of the field, Harris also is special on it. The Paramus Catholic product reports offers from Massachusetts, Western Michigan, Florida Atlantic and Iowa, which came in with its opportunity earlier this week.
"It was a surprise," Harris said. "I met with Coach (Chris) White. You know how recruiting goes. Coaches come in and get an eye on you but it's tough to know what they're thinking."
Harris said he's 6-foot-3, 245 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds.
"(White) said he liked my speed and my physicality and what I showed on film," Harris said. "He said I was a good fit for them and he wanted to get me out there."
Harris said he will visit Iowa but has not set up a date for that trip.
Temple, Rutgers, Troy, N.C. State and Indiana are showing Harris the most interest among the schools that have not offered him a scholarship, he said. He has visits to Connecticut, Maryland, Rutgers and UMass behind him and wants to see N.C. State and Indiana, he said.
"I want to feel at home," Harris said of what's most important to him in choosing a college. "I want it to be like a family with the team, like a second home."
Harris said he would be open to attending a school a long distance from New Jersey as long as he felt comfortable there. It's one reason he will give Iowa serious consideration.
It's a great school," Harris said. "The conference is amazing. They play great football and that's something I'd love to be a part of."
Harris said he is unsure of when he will commit to a college.
"I'd probably say midseason," he said.