Genius QB

Allen Wallace talks to famed Arlington (Tex.) quarterback <b>Sherrod Harris</b> about his current offers and his top five schools. How does the Cardinal stack up for this admittedly cerebral, though exceptionally athletic, elite signal caller? Read on...

Arlington (Tex.) quarterback Sherrod Harris (6-1, 200, 4.9) says Texas (offer) and Stanford lead slightly over Texas A&M, Oklahoma State (offer) and Georgia Tech. "Texas and Stanford have a slight lead over the other schools in my top five," says Harris, from Bowie High School.

"I already know Brandon Foster (cornerback), Ryan Palmer (defensive back) and Bobby Tatum (defensive back) at Texas. We're all real good friends and they've told me nothing but great things about the program. They've got some great academics and they're not that far from home. I also think they've got a real nice coaching staff there. It's seems like a real family-oriented place.

"I also like how they put a lot of points on the board and they've got a great passing game.

"I've talked with coach [Darrell] Patterson (ILBs) at Stanford. We also e-mail each other a lot too. He told me that they are definitely interested in me. I like the academics there and I think new head coach [Walt] Harris will do a magnificent job. I only see him doing positive things for the program.

"Oklahoma State was the first school to offer me so they're recruiting me real hard. That makes me look at them hard too. But I'm not going to base my final decision on them because they were the first to offer.

"The coaches at A&M and Georgia Tech said they're going to offer me soon.

Harris was at Texas' JR Day on February 26 and A&M's JR Day on March 5. He will also be at the Quarterback Challenge in Arkansas from July 19 to the 21.

"I've got no plans for summer yet, but I'll be figuring all that out soon.

"I originally wanted to make this decision on committing early, but my family and I want to really think it over, so that I make the right decision."

TCU and Syracuse have also offered according to Harris.

"I use my mind well as a quarterback and I was blessed with some good legs. I use that to run the ball well and to my advantage. I need to work on the consistency of my balance when I'm dropping back to pass."

Final JR (1-9) stats: 891 yds pass/4 TDs/9 INTs; 600 yds rush/8 TDs

4.2 GPA/1310 SAT/Summer first-time ACT


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