Even Hurricane Ivan steers clear of Harris

It's easy to see after watching the film on Nick Harris and seeing how big he is why receivers won't challenge the middle of the field. I wouldn't. It's kind of like Jaws and in the depths of the secondary is the most vicious animal ready to punish any and all intruders.

The opposing coaches may as well post a sign that says, 'The middle belongs to Nick Harris.' Few will argue and Harris will back up the claim. At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds he's a linebacker playing safety. Heck, Hurricane Ivan didn't want to come near Harris.

"It's great here, I'm fine," Harris said. "None, none. Didn't touch us at all. It's beautiful here. I'm in central Louisiana."

The season has begun for Harris who through two contests is 1-1. "We won the first one and lost the second one. We blew a 19 point lead in the fourth quarter; special teams, special teams, special teams. You live and move on."

Although the win-loss column isn't perfect his own personal play on the field could be. "I've been doing great. I had a catch as a wide out for 20 yards. I had 18 tackles this past Friday. The Friday before I had a punt return for 61 yards and only played one quarter because I had a temperature of 101. I had like 8 or 9 tackles in that one quarter that I played."

It's obvious to see why the schools keep calling Harris. Like the rooster in the morning he gets calls, daily, at 7:00 in the AM.

"Everyday, my phone rings at 7 o'clock in the morning everyday. It doesn't stop ringing until about 10:00 or 10:30."

Although BigRedReport was able to talk to Harris between other phone calls it was mentioned that the phone ringing from someone else other than coaches could be considered a nuisance. Harris disagreed.

"I don't hate it at all. They got 80 million other kids that would love to be in the position that I am in. Hey, I'm riding it until the wheels fall off."

Some of the schools that have been calling Harris are Oklahoma, LSU, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Indiana, Ole Miss, Auburn, Florida, Ohio, Nebraska, Michigan and all of the schools are calling him every week.

This past weekend Harris was in Norman to see the Sooners take on Houston. "It was great. A great place to be. I enjoyed everything. The facilities are nice. I don't have anything bad to say about Oklahoma."

Harris has the other four official visits lined up as well, but insists that the five schools getting officials are not necessarily his favorites:

Texas A&M - 9/18 "I'm leaving tomorrow after my game to see the Texas A&M vs. Clemson game."

Michigan - 10/30 "I'm going to the Michigan/Michigan State game."

LSU - 11/20 "On November 20th I'm going to LSU."

Nebraska - 11/26 "The Nebraska/Colorado game the day after Thanksgiving."

"I really don't have a leader. All I can say is that any school that I have been to has just as good of chance as signing me as anyone else."

The plans are following the official visits for Harris that he will continue to take unofficials until he can make his decision. The answer may come after the fifth official, or it may come after some unofficials. He doesn't have a plan as to when he wants to commit.

"Whenever it's right for me everyone will know. I'll make my decision at that time. That's what I will do."

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