As the quarterback situation begins to unravel for the 2005 recruiting class, the focus now shifts to an equally important area -- tailback. Targets such as Toney Baker and Montario Hardesty are well documented and would be huge additions, but an equally talented but yet less publicized back finds his name high on the Tar Heels' recruiting board.
Clearwater (Fla.) High School's Jason Harris is a versatile back that possesses a good frame (5-foot-11, 195 pounds) and blazing speed (4.45-second forty-yard dash). He currently owns offers from Boston College, South Carolina, Akron, and Iowa State as well as UNC, but would like to stay in the warm weather of Florida despite considering himself open game for any coaching staff that has extended him a scholarship offer.
"Right now, I'm not going to say I [have any preferences]," remarked Harris in regards to the Tar Heels. "All the schools are in right now."
To further prove how open-minded Harris is towards any opportunity, he is fairly unsure what schools would be included on his official visits schedule. However, he has admitted the Tar Heels are among the likely candidates.
"Actually North Carolina will probably be one of the campuses I go to," stated Harris in regards to which schools he plans to officially visit.
Despite splitting time with fullback Jarrid Daniels, Harris recorded just under 900 yards rushing as a junior. During his sophomore year, when he was the feature back, Harris easily eclipsed the thousand-yard mark on the year.