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Harris calls U-M offer “Opportunity of a Lifetime"

Cheshire (Conn.) Academy 2018 inside linebacker Dillon Harris talks about his Wolverine offer, possibility of visiting and more.

While the Wolverines hosted several prospects this past weekend who had the chance to watch Michigan’s dismantling of Hawaii 63-3, the Maize and Blue also recently extended an offer out on the East Coast to Cheshire (Conn.) Academy 2018 inside linebacker Dillon Harris. 

“I found out through my head coach David Dykeman, who told me as I returned to campus,” Harris told The Michigan Insider. “(Defensive Coordinator) Coach Don Brown told him to let me know that I have a Michigan offer. My head coach, myself and I believe Coach Don Brown will have a conference call this week, so I can talk one on one with him. I camped at Boston College when he was there and attended the Michigan satellite camp this year as well. 

I was filled with so much thrill when I heard the news and when I told my mother, she was also shocked and filled with joy. It was a proud moment for me because earning a scholarship to school is important and is something I’ve always dreamt of. It's still soaking in on how huge this is. I’m very grateful to have such an opportunity and opportunity of a lifetime.”


The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder holds early offers form Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Boston College, Villanova and now from Michigan. Although Harris doesn’t have any leaders at the moment, his latest offer from the Maize and Blue has made his interest rise significantly in the Wolverines. 

“I’ve always loved Michigan and the program they run there,” said Harris. Now that I’ve been offered, it makes it all better. I can’t rule out other schools, but Michigan is definitely up there.”

Another aspect for Harris when looking at the Wolverines is their new defensive coordinator, Don Brown. 

“He's a great coach, no doubt about that,” said Harris. “He led Boston College defense to No. 1 in the country. Would be any defensive players dream to play for him.”

With an offer now in hand, does Harris have any intentions on visiting Ann Arbor in the future?

“Yes (I’m going to visit Michigan), in the near future,” said Harris. Possibly next weekend.”

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