Is 4-star Harris Still Considering Rutgers?

Rutgers already secured a commitment from one running back for the 2012 class, so what does that mean for four-star running back Drew Harris of Downingtown East? The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Harris spoke to about his interest level in the Scarlet Knights, as well as his thoughts are visiting for a practice last month.

Rutgers already received a commitment from one Pennsylvania running back, and the Scarlet Knights are in the thick of the race for another.

And the major reason is because the two running backs have markedly different styles, and that is why Downingtown East High (Exton, Pa.) four-star running back Drew Harris continues to consider Rutgers after the commitment of Archbishop Wood High (Warminster, Pa.) running back Desmon Peoples.

"You don't want to go to a school that's fully loaded," Harris said. "Then you start in a bad position, but it really doesn't affect my decision."

So, what does Harris think about the Scarlet Knights' running back situation?

"They seem pretty loaded, if you look at them on paper," he said. "But I would confident enough to come in there and play."

Harris, who holds 20 offers, is a 6-foot-1, 205-pound running back who is runs with power and speed. He rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior. Peoples, who is 5-7, 175 pounds, ran for 1,300 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior.

Harris knows Peoples well since they play in the same area, and he also saw Rutgers' running back depth last month when he stopped by for a spring practice as Jeremy Deering, Jawan Jamison and De'Antwan Williams took the bulk of the reps.

"The intensity level stood out," Harris said. "They had a little bit of problem with the zone (reads), but that was about it."

Harris also talked about what took place during the unofficial visit.

"It went great," he said. "I sat in the coach's meetings. I talked to coach Schiano as soon as I got up there. It was continuing to build a strong relationship, and stuff like that."

Harris is in the process of organizing his summer visit schedule, but said he only wants to travel to schools showing him a genuine interest.

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