Nate Harris: "It's the right place for me!"

Nate Harris of Dodge City CC spoke with ITV on Saturday about his decision to commit to play for Coach Petrino.

On Thursday, Dodge City Community College teammates Stevin Williams and Nate Harris committed to play for the University of Louisville. After speaking with Stevin on Friday morning, InsidetheVille.com was the first to announce thier commitments. On Saturday afternoon, Nate Harris spoke with ITV about his decision to become a Cardinal.

"It's the right place for me now," explained the 6-foot-2, 220-pound outside linebacker. "They are going to the Big East, they have a great coaching staff and fans and things are going in the right direction, so I felt it was the best place for me."

Harris also see's Louisville as a program that can use his services immediately.

"It a place that I can go to and help right away," continued Harris. "I have two years left, so that was important."

Originally a Miami commit out of high school, Harris now believes that the Cardinal football program can become the new Miami of the Big East.

"Everybody's talking about West Virginia in the Big East now, but I think Louisville be the team to take over what Miami was doing," Harris said.

Rated among the Top 100 players in the nation by Scout.com as a high school senior, Harris had a host of visits scheduled prior to making his trip to Louisville last week for the TCU game, but most of the plans have been cancelled.

"I'm still going to visit Kansas State because I promised the coach that I would visit there, but he knows that I am committed to Louisville," said Harris. "I told my mom, Coach Petrino and Coach Cassity that I was still going to visit Kansas State and they understand. There's nothing that can change my mind about going to Louisville. I was supposed to visit Michigan State today, but I didn't. I was also supposed to visit Arkansas, Nebraska and South Florida, but I let them know that I committed and I'm not going to go now."

Harris, who is on pace to enroll at U of L in January, is also excited about joining Stevin Williams at Louisville.

"That's another player that can come in and contribute to help Louisville win a national championship," Harris said of Williams.


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