What Is 4-star RB Harris Hearing From Irish?

Downingtown East High(Exton, Pa.) four-star running back Drew Harris was offered by Notre Dame two months ago, and the Irish coaching staff recently visited his high school. Check inside for the latest information on his recruitment.

Notre Dame offered Downingtown East High (Exton, Pa.) four-star running back Drew Harris two months ago, which is ample time for the staff and the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder to develop a relationship.

And while the Irish think enough of Harris for assistant coach Charley Molnar to visit Downingtown East earlier this month, not much else has developed between the side.

"The coach came to the school and (recently) we had a brief conversation, and that was it," Harris said. "I haven't talked to them since they were to school (early in the month). It was coach Molnar."

Harris, who is Scout.com's No. 23rd-ranked running back in the 2012 class, holds more than 20 offers. He is still contemplating where he will visit in the offseason, but the amount of interest a school demonstrates will influence his summer plans.

"I want to see how much effort there is going to be in recruiting before I take a trip out there," Harris said. "Why would I waste my time (going there) when I can visit a school that is interested in me?"

However, Harris does have a connection with the Irish in Notre Dame commit Ronald Darby. The two met on the combine circuit, when Darby was one of the nation's hottest recruits and Harris held offers from Rutgers and South Carolina.

"I asked him, ‘How many offers to do you have?' " Harris said. "He said he had 21 and was like, ‘What?!' He told me not to worry, and he was right."

While Notre Dame's offense may be more geared for a smaller, shifty back, Harris possesses power , speed and good hands out of the backfield.

As a junior, he carried 227 times for 1,960 yards and 28 touchdowns.

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