Higgins QB Harris is ready to roll

Grades can prevent some high school players from getting the interest from colleges they deserve but that is not the case with New Orleans-L.W. Higgins quarterback Clifford Harris (5-10, 205, 4.5).

Harris has a 3.91 grade point average and scored a 21 on the ACT when he took it his sophomore year and when you combine that with his athletics skills it is easy to see why so many schools are recruiting him.

"I'm interested in Oklahoma State, Duke, Auburn, LSU, Stanford, Alabama, Texas A&M and Ole Miss," Harris told Tiger Rag. "I'm looking at how many players they graduate each year and the opportunity to play as soon as I get there."

As a junior, Harris rushed for 1,480 yards and 33 touchdowns in Higgins' option-oriented offense. He was voted first team All-District and honorable mention All-State and more honors should come his way following his senior year.

He wants to play running back in college and he thinks that is where his skills would be most utilized.

"I have good vision," Harris said. "When I get the ball I can see everything. I have great field vision and I make better cuts. I never went up against a team that was faster than me."

He went to LSU's Junior Day and plans on camping with the Tigers this summer along with making camp stops at Alabama, Texas A&M, Auburn and Ole Miss.

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