LONOKE, AR - One of the top players in the state of Arkansas has drawn the attention of Michigan State and in turn, Lonoke star athlete Clarence Harris is interested in the Spartans.
Harris, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete turned heads as a junior for the #7 Jackrabbits and is projected to be among the top ten players in the state by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
He already has an offer from Mississippi, and is getting interest from Auburn, but is interested in finding out more about Michigan State.
"They're sending me letters, but haven't offered me," said Harris when reached by phone at his home. "I saw them play against Michigan (on television) and I like the way they run the ball and throw the ball."
Harris is versatile enough to play either side of the ball, but told GSN "I don't really like defense that much." He said he feels his real strength is as a receiver, but he was talented enough that Leonke isolated him out of the backfield at quarterback, the same way Arkansas did with Darren McFadden.
He says he doesn't have any relatives in Michigan and no real connection to the State but that wouldn't stop him from visiting the campus and even becoming a Spartan.
"They told me they're going to be watching me to see how I develop."
"I play a whole lot of positions. I play quarterback, running back and also receiver. I caught between 80-90 balls for over 1,000 yards. I had 14 touchdowns receiving, 10 touchdowns running and threw for three touchdowns as a quarterback," said Harris.
"I want (to be part of) an offense that throws the ball and that will run it too," he said.
Harris will be camping this spring and summer and figures to be one of the rising stars in the south.
Can Michigan State open a pipeline to the South?
Harris would be a great start.
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