LaRue Harris reports major offers

Hackensack High School continues to be among the schools where college recruiters must stop. From the freshmen to senior class, there are Division IA prospects. Among these prospects is senior LaRue Harris, a RB/OLB with the size and speed that major schools convey.

Over the past 30 years, Hackensack high school has been a regular stop for major college coaches. This year should be no different as once again Hackensack has a number of Division IA prospects on their roster. Among these prospects is Larue Harris a 6' 2" 216 pound outside linebacker/running back blessed with size and speed, a reported 4.5 electronic forty time. Harris was not at all happy with the start of the 2007 season as he posted what he considers modest numbers of 2 sacks and 8 tackles in his team's 20-12 victory over Paramus high school. For Harris, the 2006 season was disappointing on two fronts as he battled tendonitis and a hamstring injury the entire season, while his team struggled to a 4-6 record. During a 3 game stretch, he was not even able to suit up for the Comets.

The fact that he missed part of the 2006 season due to injury, it did not hinder interest for the major college programs. Harris reports 10 major offers right now mainly for his abilities as a outside backer. Maryland, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Delaware, Iowa, Temple and North Carolina Central are on the long list of teams that have either offered or requested game video. However, he is still looking for what he considers a dream offer - Rutgers. He loves the staff and the direction the program is headed and the media coverage.

Although most schools are interested in Harris as an outside linebacker, he will be the feature back in Hackensack's power I-formation. From the tailback position, he hopes to post the kind of stats that major colleges covet. Although he will play any position in college, Harris believes he can make plays with the ball in his hands. His love for running also spreads to the track where he runs the 55 meters in the 6.5 range and the 200 meters in the 23.2 range.

Academics are high on Harris list so even though North Carolina Central is not a household name when it comes to football they rank high on his list of schools. Wake Forest and Cincinnati are two schools that have people around the country taking notice for what they are doing on the gridiron. Harris has also noticed and likes the challenge of making a impact at a team not rich in tradition. Another team Harris is looking hard at is Kent State, where his half brother Barry Drakeford played corner back. Harris wants to make a name for himself and will make his decision based on what he feels is right for him.

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