Louisville lands four-star wide receiver

Charlie Strong's first 2010 commitment at Louisville - Corvin Lamb of Miami (FL) Northwestern - is still paying dividends. Strong landed the speedy Lamb during his first week on the job and Monday received a commitment from Lamb's four-star teammate, wide receiver Michaelee Harris.

Charlie Strong's first 2010 commitment at Louisville - Corvin Lamb of Miami (FL) Northwestern - is still paying dividends. Strong landed the speedy Lamb during his first week on the job and Monday received a commitment from Lamb's four-star teammate, wide receiver Michaelee Harris.

"Corvin helped influence me to commit," Harris said. "Coach Strong going to Louisville was also a factor in me committing. I talked to him yesterday and told him I'm committed. He sounded very excited."


Harris, a 6-0, 185-pound wide receiver with 4.5 speed, had offers from Miami, Tennessee, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Ole Miss. Strong told Harris he'll have a chance to play next season and that opportunity was a big factor in his decision.

"He sees me playing as a freshman," said Harris. "I think I'll bring athleticism to the team. I'm an all-around receiver. They are very low on receivers and the opportunity to play right away was a very big factor in why I committed to Louisville and showcase my talent."

Harris will make an official visit to Louisville next weekend with Lamb and four-star teammate Todd Chandler. Chandler is currently committed South Florida but Harris said he's going to try to convince him to sign with Louisville and help turnaround the program.

"We've talked about going to the same school together but Todd decided to commit to USF," Harris said. "But we're going to try to work him for Louisville."

Harris' commitment is firm with Louisville but he still plans to check out a few schools before national signing day. West Virginia is likely to get a visit, and Harris is also considering visits with Miami and Tennessee.

"I'm still going to take other visits," Harris said. "I'm going to visit West Virginia but I'm not sure when yet."

Harris told Scout.com earlier this month that he has a 3.0 GPA and a 15 on the ACT. He re-took the test in October but didn't know his scores.

"Harris is not going to wow anyone with one part of his game, but he is just a solid receiver all the way around," Scout.com Regional Manager Chad Simmons said. "He runs very good routes, he always gets open, and he catches the ball with his hands. His top end speed needs to improve, but he gets off the line well and gives the quarterbacks a reliable receiver to throw to. Harris will be a dependable and go-to guy on the next level."

Rated the No. 30 wide receiver in the nation, Harris had seven touchdown catches as a senior. Harris is rated the No. 28 prospect in Florida by SunStateFootball.com, the Scout.com Florida high school website. He helped lead his team to a 10-2 record this season. As a junior, Harris 22 receptions for 530 yards and seven touchdowns.


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