Harris Likes SU's RB Tradition

Drew Harris was good for 2,010 yards as a sophomore for Downingtown East High School and last season he came up 50 yards short of that mark at 1,960 yards, but did so on 79 less carries. Syracuse just offered the four-star tailback and he spoke with us about their history at the position on Monday.

Downingtown East High School running back Drew Harris is a bulldozing force at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds and considering that he still hasn't hit his peak, it's scary to think what he may become in college. From scouting him personally many, many times, I think he has the optimum upside to be a Larry Johnson type back and on Monday the Orange stepped into the mix for him.

"My dad just let me know that Syracuse offered me today," Harris said. "Syracuse has a history of putting out some great running backs like Jim Brown and Ernie Davis. They had a couple good wide receivers in guys like Mike Williams last year and Marvin Harrison too and then there's Donovan McNabb."

"So, obviously going there I just know I could make it to the next level if that opportunity were to come to me," Harris added. "I own The Express and watch it a lot as it's a great movie. I just loved learning about the history of the program and again, they've got that history of great running backs at Syracuse."

"I know Rob Long from Downingtown West went there and that they have a pretty good lacrosse program, but other than those things I have a lot to learn about them at this point," Harris explained. "I want to get on the phone with the coaches and see how I'd fit in their offense, see what they're doing to get better and also see how many running backs they've signed."

Harris has carried the ball 533 times for 3970 yards and 58 touchdowns over the past two seasons for Downingtown East High School.

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