Jason Candle and the Toledo Rockets love going into Florida to find some of their best athletes. In the case of athlete, Travell Harris, that is no different. Harris, a five-eight, 170-pounder who translates to runningback or slot receiver at the next level can also return punts and kicks, making him that much more valuable to college programs.
On Wednesday, Harris received two in-home visits from Washington State and Toledo runningback's coach, Marquel Blackwell who has strong ties to the Sunshine State.
"My in-home went great, I got to talk a lot with Coach Blackwell. He talked to my parents about where I would best fit in the offensive scheme and how I am a priority for them. He got to know my parents better and we set up an official visit," Harris told us.
That Official Visit will come on January 20th, just two weeks prior to National Signing Day when Harris tells us he will make an announcement.
"Toledo wants me to replace Corey Jones at slot because they like my elusiveness and want to get the ball in my hands quickly to get me into space. They want me to return kicks and punts, too."
The Rockets have stood out in Harris' recruitment since the summer when they began to heat up their interest in the current two-star. Aside from Toledo, Washington State is another school that stands out as the Cougars will also receive an Official Visit on January 13th.
"Those are my only two officials so far but I'm still open to everyone," Harris stated as he looks to set up more officials in the future.
Despite wanting to take some other potential visits, Harris says he really likes what the Rockets and Cougars have to offer him.
"I really like what Toledo is trying to use me as, the coaching staff and the relationship we have is great. I like how I have friends up there so that's a plus, too," Harris continued. "I like Coach Leach and everything he has built at Washington State as well. I really like their air-raid offense and also what they want me to play, they like me at inside and outside wide receiver and special teams. I really like the Pac-12 Conference."
The slot receiver at Tampa Jesuit High School caught 22 passes for 592 yards and nine touchdowns along with 1,409 all-purpose yards as a senior. We'll keep you posted as National Signing Day nears.