Rutgers Looking At Another DeMatha Safety

Rutgers signed a safety out of DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsivlle, Md.) in the 2010 recruiting class, and now the Scarlet Knights are looking at one of his teammates from the 2011 class. Darien Harris is being recruited by the Scarlet Knights, and spoke to about his recruitment, his knowledge of Rutgers and whether he is feeling the pressure to perform in the upcoming season.

Rutgers went to DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) to land safety Lorenzo Waters in the 2010 class, and now the Scarlet Knights are looking at another Stags safety.

Darien Harris holds double digit offers and visited the Rutgers campus twice.

"The interest is pretty high," Harris said. "They came to the school in May and I was able to talk to them. I've been there twice, but I don't really know too much about them."

There is plenty of time for Harris to learn more about the Scarlet Knights. The 6-foot, 210 pounder, whose offer list includes Kansas, Illinois and Michigan State, plans to take his time with his recruitment.

"I'm probably going to go into my senior year with the same list and then start cutting it down during the season," Harris said. "I'm trying to make my decision after the season, so that's the plan."

Harris' plan is to play well early in his senior season and see what other offers come his way.

Some players would feel pressure about entering their senior season playing to add scholarships, but that is not the case with Harris.

"With the amount I have now, the pressure has been lifted," he said. "I used to kind of feel that pressure after my junior year when everything was moving kind of slow. That put me in a situation where I felt I had to do all the camps to prove myself."

Harris participated in combines in the spring and also visited a few campuses, including Duke, Boston College and Wake Forest.

"Now that I've done all that and I'm up to 10 offers, I feel like I kind of (proven) things," Harris said. "Now I feel like I can just go out there and play and do what I can best do, which is lead the team. There really is no pressure on me."

Harris, whose father played at Virginia Tech and is being recruited by the Hokies, does not have any schools in the lead.

"I'm just keeping it open," he said. "I haven't really narrowed it down to any favorites. I'm trying to see as many schools as possible before I start choosing favorites."

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