In the game, the team's quarterback, Jacory Harris (6-foot-4, 171 pounds, 4.62) suffered what appeared to be a knee injury late in the game. He was scheduled for an MRI on Monday and the
"I just got came home from the doctor, and I have an MCL and ACL strain," Harris said. "So, it is nothing serious. I'm in a cast for another week and I'll be alright."
Now, the University of Miami recruitniks can take a collective sigh of relief.
Other than that, Harris, who went 17-for-32 for 281 yards and two touchdowns in the game, is elated to have brought home a national championship.
"I feel real good," Harris said. "We went out there and won, we came out with a national championship. Of course I am going to be feeling alright the day after."
Following the Bulls final minute touchdown to beat Deerfield Beach HS (FL) in the 6A semifinals, question arose around the media of if Miami Northwestern was for real. Harris believes this was the drive that led to such a dominating effort versus Orlando Boone.
"We just tried to show everyone we were the number one team after last week," Harris said. "People began to doubt us, saying we didn't play anyone and that if we played a tough team we'd lose. Well, we had to show them we went undefeated for a reason and going up against another undefeated team and blew them out."
Harris, who threw for 44 touchdowns on the season, believed this was a business trip to Orlando, to prove the doubters wrong.
"All of that basically made us even madder," Harris continued. "it wasn't Boone's fault, but all of that unleashed us out of our cage and into raging bulls."
Other then the good news of Harris' knee, the Hurricanes had a lot more to be happy about.
The Hurricanes were also surprised Monday with the commitment of Wichita East HS (KS) linebacker Arthur Brown, scout.com's number one rated player. Harris, one of the Hurricanes ‘ambassadors' of the 2008 recruiting season was quite happy with his newest team mate.
"I just got off the phone talking to Sean Spence, we are real glad about that," Harris said. "With Arthur Brown in our class, it stresses how important and good this class is, so it is a blessing."