Enjoys OB Experience

Jupiter standout defensive lineman Courtney Harris has been dealing with mother nature in recent weeks, thanks to Hurricane Frances hitting close to home. "It hit right around here but my family and everything is OK," Harris said. "We didn't have any damage or anything. The worst part is that we haven't played our first game yet."

When you're one of the most talented defensive linemen in the state, it's hard to lose focus.

"I'm up to 240 now and I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life," he said. "I'm ready to show everyone what I'm all about. I'm ready to go out there and dominate."

Harris used the open date to drive to Miami to check out the big game last Friday night.

"That was a great game," he said. "It was pretty crazy. Those two teams sure know how to play great defense, especially Miami."

Harris said he was a bit surprised to see how well UM played after losing so many top notch players from last year's defense.

"It just goes to show how hungry the younger guys are," he said. "If a small opportunity opens up, they have so many guys fighting for the spot that you know the guy who gets the job will be just like the guy he's replacing. That's what is so impressive about Miami's defense."

The standout defender said he's been getting lots of calls but remains wide open at this point in the recruiting process.

"Coach Cristobal from Miami has called twice already," he said. "We just talk about different things, not just straight football all the time. He's real cool to talk to about anything. He's a reason why I'm so interested in Miami right now."

Harris said he'll soon begin to schedule some official visits.

"Right now, I'm considering Miami, Florida, Florida State, LSU, NC State, Michigan, Ohio State, and Minnesota," he said. "I wanna take some visits before I make a decision."

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