Florida DB Looking at 8

Brandon Harris is one of the top defensive back prospects in the state of Florida this year and the Miami (Booker T. Washington) standout talked about the latest on the recruiting front.

Brandon Harris is a major recruiting priority for many top college football programs. So what exactly is the talented cornerback prospect up to these days?

"I've just been hitting the weight room hard, working out on the track, and doing a few camps," Harris said. "Actually, the camps are over now and it's time to really start focusing on our team."

After getting knocked out by eventual state champion Plant High last November, Harris said he and his teammates are high expectations heading into this season.

"Oh man, the team looks real good," he said. "We have a real strong senior class this year. The leaders are emerging. We're pushing the younger guys to step up. This will be the best team I've been a part of."

Harris, 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, made his last summer camp stop last Friday in Gainesville.

"I did pretty good," he said. "I enjoyed going up against some of the top players they are recruiting. I got a chance to work out with good competition at one of the top facilities in the entire nation."

Harris had previously been to camps at Miami, Rutgers, FIU, and a few others. It's now time to relax a little.

"I haven't committed to anyone yet," he said. "I'm open to everyone still recruiting me but I'm focusing on eight that are recruiting me the hardest -- Miami, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, LSU, Rutgers, and West Virginia. I have offers from all of them."

Harris said while everyone is hard after him, two schools are on him a little harder than the rest.

"Miami and Florida are probably on me the most," he said. "I really like Miami. I like the staff, it's a great coaching staff. I enjoyed working with them at camp. It's a good environment and I like what they're doing. They're putting together a great recruiting class this year too."

While he's not ready to name a favorite, Harris does know what it'll take to win him over.

"The most important one is will I feel comfortable living in that area for four years," he said. "Then will the coaching staff support the players. If I have a problem, I wanna be able to rely on support from my coaches. Basically, I wanna feel very comfortable with where I'm at."


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