Redshirt Junior Center
Southeast High School, Raleigh, North Carolina
Leroy started every game for the Wolfpack as a redshirt freshman, finishing with 33 "Raleigh Rails" and 27 knockdown blocks.
Leroy led the team for the second year in a row in Raleigh Rails, finishing with 39 for the season and giving him 72 for his career. He tallied more RRs in seven games than in all of his rookie season (when he also led the team). He boasted one of the top performances for a Wolfpack offensive lineman under Barry against Virginia Tech when he tallied nine knockdowns, six intimidations and nine Raleigh Rails. Harris was named honorable mention All-ACC despite missing the final four games of the season with a shoulder injury.
- Sporting News 2003 Freshman All-American
- Football Writers Association 2003 Freshman All-American
- 2003 Honorable Mention All-ACC selection - 2004 Honorable Mention All-ACC selection
High School Accolades
- All-Conference selection
- Shrine Bowl selection
- Nation's No. 39 Defensive Tackle prospect in the country according to Rivals.com
- No. 9 prospect in North Carolina according to SuperPrep
- Committed to NC State over North Carolina, Duke, and Wake Forest
- Former Wolfpack Assistant Coach Joe Pate
Harris has a chance to have a big season next year. He will begin the year as the Wolfpack's starting center, a position he is very comfortable playing. Harris will be the key cog in NC State's offensive line, and if he stays healthy and the Wolfpack's line gels, look out because the potential is there for a high-powered offensive attack.
Harris is a two-time honorable mention All-ACC performer and there is no reason to think he can't become a first team All-ACC standout in 2005. He is already garnered heavy preseason attention and is considered one of the top returning offensive linemen in the country. With a healthy season, Harris could be one of the nation's best.