Louisville WR commit visiting for FSU game

University of Louisville commitment Paul Harris, a former Tennessee wide receiver now in school at Iowa Western, is headed to town on Wednesday. Harris will make his official visit next week for the Florida State game. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

Paul Harris, a former three-star wide receiver who signed with Tennessee out of high school, made an unofficial visit to the University of Louisville before he made a commitment to the Cardinals in September.

But Harris has never been to a game at U of L and that will change next week when he makes his unofficial visit to Louisville.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Harris confirmed to Cardinal Authority that he will arrive on Wednesday for his official visit with the Cardinals.

"I can't wait," Harris said. "I've not been there for a game, so I have been looking forward to it, plus it's Florida State they're playing."

Harris, who will have three years to play two when he enrolls at U of L, said he has watched "every minute" of the U of L games this season.

"I trust the staff and I like what they're doing," he said. "I talk with the coaches every week and talk about the game plan. So, I know what to look for going into the games.

"I believe I will fit in well at Louisville."

Harris injured his hamstring prior to the season and is not playing this season at Iowa Western. He's sitting out the games but is going through practices.

"I practice and everything, I just don’t play in the games," he said. "It's tough because I am not the sitting out type of person. But I am more focused on getting my strength back and all of that stuff. The coaches said my main focus should be to be healthy and 100 percent when I get to Louisville. I want to be ready."

Harris will graduate from Iowa Western in December and enroll at U of L in January, allowing him to participate in spring practice.

A native of Upper Marlboro, Md., Harris was one of the top receivers in the country in the Class of 2013. He picked Tennessee over USC and Oregon in the end.

As a senior in 2012, Harris hauled in 32 receptions for 732 yards and 11 touchdowns to help lead Frederick Douglass to a second-consecutive Class 2A state runner-up finish. He kicked a 26-yard game-winning field goal during one of his team's playoff wins that season.

In 2013, Harris played in five games at Tennessee and caught one pass for 15 yards. But in December he announced he was leaving the Volunteers program and ended up at Iowa Western where he will play one season.

U of L was one of the first schools to contact - and offer - Harris a scholarship after he arrived at Iowa Western. He also had an offer from East Carolina and interest from Central Florida, Boise State, TCU, South Carolina, Kansas and Indiana.


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