Is Harris Still Interested in Irish?

Sherman Oaks (Calif) native Cary Harris had a fine senior season. The two-way player led his team to the state championship this season. Harris had been interested in visiting Notre Dame before the Irish made a coaching change, and we spoke with Harris on Tuesday to get his reaction to the Hiring of new head coach Charlie Weis.

"We won the Division III championship," said four-star prospect Cary Harris. "I ended with 1,300 yards and 23 touchdowns. I had 18 pass breakups, 82 tackles and 2 interceptions on defense."

Harris recently visited Cal on an official visit and said he wasn't blown away by the visit.

"It went alright. I liked it OK," said Harris. "I didn't really like the town or the surroundings. It didn't really feel like my kind of place."

The running back/defensive back has two more visits set right now.

"I visit Oregon on January 7 and USC on January 21," Harris said.

With the naming of Charlie Weis as new head coach, Harris said the Irish are still in the mix somewhat.

"I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with them," he said of Notre Dame. "They just got a new coach. I haven't spoken to him yet. We keep missing each other. I'll have to wait and see what they have to say."

Harris admitted he can't really say how he feels at Notre Dame yet.

"I really haven't thought about them too much since they changed coaches,"he said. "I said I'd just wait and see what happens with their new coach and coaching staff. I really haven't thought much about it."

We asked Harris if he was planning on talking to the Notre Dame coaches when they called.

"Yeah, I'm open to listening to them," said Harris. "I was interested before they changed coaches and then I kind of lost interest. I do want to talk to them and see what they have to say."

Harris said he doesn't have any in-home visits scheduled this week.

Comments: It's long been rumored that Harris will likely stay in Southern California to go to school. However, the Irish have remained on his list since the beginning. He has a cousin that currently attends Notre Dame. We'll check back with Harris soon to see if he's spoke with Weis or a new member of the Irish coaching staff.


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