Big-time RB visiting Louisville

Andrew Buie, the highly-recruited running back from Jacksonville, Fla., won't visit Louisville this weekend as planned. But don't worry about Charlie Strong, because the Cardinals are a serious player for Alonzo Harris, a 6-2, 210-pound three-star running back from Gadsden, Alabama. Harris spoke with ITV about his visit this weekend to UL.

Andrew Buie, the highly-recruited running back from Jacksonville, Fla., won't visit Louisville this weekend as planned. But don't worry about Charlie Strong, because the Cardinals are a serious player for Alonzo Harris, a 6-2, 210-pound three-star running back from Gadsden, Alabama.

A first team Class 6A all-state selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, Harris had more than 2,000 all-purpose yards, while rushing for 1,755 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also scored three other touchdowns.

This weekend, Harris, and teammate Daryl Collins, an Alabama wide receiver commitment, will make an official visit to see Louisville. The two stars attended Louisville's camp last summer and Harris is looking forward to his visit.

"Coach said we're going to get together and meet all the players and coaches and he's going to show us a good time," Harris said.


Three-star RB Alonzo Harris visits Louisville this weekend.
Louisville appears in a battle with Kentucky for Harris' services. Harris said the Cardinals and Wildcats are his two favorites and he's set to visit Kentucky next week.

"[Louisville] is at the top of my list right now, it's between them and Kentucky," Harris said. "To me [Louisville] looked pretty good [this year]. They went from one of the worst teams in the Big East to one of the best. So they've shown me improvement. Coach Strong has known my coach for a long time and I've had a chance to meet him and he seems like a pretty cool guy."

Harris followed Louisville closely this season and believes he'd fit well into Mike Sanford's spread attack.

"It wouldn't be hard for me to adjust to their offense," Harris said. "We've sat down and talked about the offense and the plays, and their running back that just left [Bilal Powell] got invited to the NFL combine. That's one of the reasons I'm considering them."

Harris also said he believes Louisville can challenge for the national championship with Charlie Strong on the sidelines. "I want to [compete] for the national championship," Harris said. "I went up to [Louisville] camp this summer and it was pretty nice. I worked with [Running Back] Coach [Kenny] Carter and sat down and talked with him a little bit. He said he was going to try his best to get me up there. I really did enjoy myself."

Besides UL and UK, Harris also has offers from Florida State, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Southern Miss.

"My parents have an order set up we're looking at," said Harris. "The first factor is the school's graduation rate. I'm very interested in academics and want to do something in the Engineering field. The next factor is the rate of players the school is putting in the NFL. Then I'd say looking at the roster and seeing if there's a good chance for early playing time."


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