Marcus Harris (OL/DL)

TSW profiles the big lineman from Atlanta. Marcus Harris, at 6'3 and 265 pounds, is likely to get even bigger before entering college.

Name: Marcus Harris
Position: Offensive/Defensive Lineman
Hometown: Atlanta (GA)
High School: Lakeside High
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 265
Speed: 4.9
School Preferences: Georgia Tech, Clemson, Virginia, Florida, and NC State

TSW Bullet Points:

  • Junior stats - 93% grade, 12 tackles, 2 sacks and a fumble recovery.
  • Summer Camps - Virginia, Clemson, and Georgia Tech
  • Strength - Bench 320, Squat 420, Clean 240

    Scouting Report - April 3, 2002: (by Scott Kennedy)
    Marcus Harris has not yet come close to reaching his physical potential. At 16 years old, with a mom and dad that are 6'0 and 6'5 respectively, it's easy to picture Harris growing another 3-5 inches by the time he would be an 18 year old redshirt freshman in college.

    The future possibilities are intriguing, but it would be a mistake to look past the present. Harris is already a dominant player at the high school level. Playing mostly offensive line, Harris thinks he will get more of a shot to play both sides of the ball this year. "I only played 3 games on defense last season," said Harris. "I think that's what I'll play more in college, so I think I'll get more of a chance to play defensive tackle this year. I'd rather play defense; I like the hitting," Marcus added with a laugh.

    Several schools have contacted Harris thus far, and he's started to narrow his choices down a bit. "Right now I like Georgia Tech, Clemson, Virginia, Florida, and NC State the best. They all have engineering schools, and I'd like to go to an engineering school." With a 3.3 GPA, when Harris is talking about academics, one gets the distinct impression it's more than window dressing.

    Lakeside struggled o a 3-7 record last season, but will return Marcus Harris on both sides of the football. Having a blue chip athlete in the middle of each line is a very good stone for rebuilding. "Towards the end of last year we were starting to come together. We have a new coach this year, and we're returning about 13 starters. We think we'll have a much better year this year."

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