WR Harris 'can't wait' to get to Louisville

Iowa Western wide receiver Paul Harris, a former Tennessee player, made his official visit to Louisville this past weekend and said he is still committed to the Cardinals. Harris is expected to arrive on campus in January and will participate in spring ball.

Paul Harris, a former three-star wide receiver who signed with Tennessee out of high school, made his official visit to the University of Louisville this past weekend.

Now, he's ready to get to campus for real.

Harris, who committed to U of L in early September, said the visit went "just great" and noted he be on campus on January 5 and be able to participate in spring ball.

"I can't wait to get there," he said. "I just went there to take my visit to see it again. It was like when you are gone from home for a while, it was good to be back there.

"I really think I can come in and help them next year."

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound 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.

But Harris said he will be "more than ready" for spring ball.

"I love the offense they run," he said. "They just need a few more weapons. (The Florida State game) showed we are right there, really close."

When asked how he would be able to help, Harris said: "You'll see in spring ball."

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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