Irish Back in Contact with RB Harris?

Notre Dame offered Downingtown East High (Exton, Pa.) four-star running back Drew Harris during the spring evaluation period, but he didn't have much contact with the Irish after that. Has that changed? Harris spoke to about Notre Dame's interest.

Downingtown East High (Exton, Pa.) four-star running back Drew Harris understands how the recruiting process works, which is why he is fine with the way Notre Dame is handling him.

After not hearing from the Irish for a while, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Harris has seen a moderate increase in the Irish's interest, in the former of contact with offensive coordinator Charley Molnar.

"I'm hearing a little bit from them, mainly on Facebook," said Harris, who was offered by the Irish during the spring evaluation period. "To a certain degree, I think they're interested. But I think there are guys that they are recruiting heavier than me.

"I have 24 choices to pick from schools, so I don't sweat when one doesn't like me that much. I will have 23 other choices."

Indeed, Harris holds two dozen offers, including ones from Georgia, Miami, Florida State, Michigan, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.

He said his summer visit plans center around schools in the south, but he is yet to finalize his visit schedule. He also isn't ruling out a trip to Notre Dame, or writing the Irish off in the recruiting process.

"They're definitely an option," Harris said. "They're a program that good and on the rise again."

Harris, a big-bodied and physical runner, carried 227 times for 1,960 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior.

And while he is accurate in saying the Irish are recruiting other running backs with more zeal, he knows things can change quickly, particularly once his season starts, and that gives him plenty of time to prove his value to the Irish.

"I'll probably make my decision at the end of the school season," Harris said. "I guess we'll see how things go this year, and see if they stick to their word about really running the ball. Up until they've been a spread, so we'll see." Top Stories