Inside Carolina: Leroy, are you still committed to NCST?
Leroy Harris: Yes I am.
IC : Are you planning to visit any other schools?
Harris : I might visit UNC and maybe Notre Dame.
IC: Why do you want to visit other schools?
Harris: Mainly just to look around.
IC: What percent chance is there that you will go to NCST?
Harris: There is a 99% chance that I will sign with State.
IC: Did you have a favorite school growing up?
Harris: Yes. I liked Carolina and Notre Dame. Mainly Notre Dame.
IC: Does your family have a preference as to where you play?
Harris: Not really. They pretty much leave it up to me.
IC: What they mind if you went to Notre Dame?
Harris: Not too sure about that. I know they wouldn't mind if I went to school somewhere close by.
IC: What made you choose State?
Harris: I really liked the environment there. That is the place where I felt the most at home. The coaching staff at State reminds me of my coaches here at my HS. I went to Chapel Hill seven or eight times and when I sat down and thought about it I just felt like State was the place for me.
IC: Why did you decide to verbal so early?
Harris: I wanted to get recruiting out of the way and focus on school. Plus I was concerned about getting hurt.
IC: What did the State coaches do, as far as recruiting, that you liked?
Harris: Pretty much all the schools that were recruiting me were similar. I liked the State coaches because they seemed truthful and I felt that I could relate to them the best.
IC: What do you like about Coach Amato?
Harris: Well, he is a good public speaker but mainly he is a lot like the coaches here at my HS in how he treats his players. IC: How many State games have you been to?
Harris: I've been to all the home games except the Virginia game.
IC: Where do you see the State and Carolina programs headed?
Harris: I think both programs are improving. Both schools have very good defenses. State has a great QB in Rivers. Carolina's offense has been inconsistent but it has been getting better with Curry and Durant rotating. They started out playing against some difficult teams.
IC: What do you plan on majoring in?
Harris: Business Management
IC: Do you have specific plans about what you would like to do after football?
Harris: I would like to own my on business. Maybe a restaurant.
IC: Who are your primary recruiters for State and Carolina?
Harris: Coach Pate and Coach Browning.
IC: Is Coach Browning contacting you?
Harris: I get letters occasionally.
IC: If you only get letters then how do you plan to set up a visit with Carolina?
Harris: Carolina gave me a form to fill out and I could send it in to let them know that I was interested in visiting.
IC: What would you say is the best part of your game?
Harris: I'd say stopping the run.
IC: Do you play offense too?
Harris: I play OL some too.
IC: Which do you prefer offense or defense?
Harris: It's hard to say. Maybe defense but there are some things about offense I like too.
IC: How is your HS doing?
Harris: We're 7-2.
IC: Did the staff at State say when you might be able to play?
Harris: They said I might be able to make an impact by my sophomore year. It depends on the shape I am in when I get there.
IC: Thank you for talking with us Leroy and good luck the rest of the year.