JR DB Prospect Will Harris

One of the recognized best defensive back prospects in Southern California is West Covina Charter Oak's <b>Will Harris</b>. Harris has an early top five schools...

Will Harris, 6-2, 186, West Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak, was one of only 12 juniors selected to attend the Cal-Florida Bowl practices last year. He was not able to attend because of basketball obligations, but the invitation alone shows that he is a player to keep an eye on for this year.

Harris was a first-team all-league and all-Valley selection as a junior at the free safety position. He had 64 tackles, seven interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery on defense. He totaled 22 receptions for 400 yards and six touchdowns on offense.

Will expects to be recruited at free safety and this is his position of preference.

He is hearing from many schools right now and lists his early top five as UCLA, Oregon State, Arizona State, USC, and Notre Dame.

Of UCLA he says, "I really like the coaches up there. Coach (Eric) Bieniemy is the one recruiting me and he is real cool. I have not been to the campus yet to see what it is like, but I am hoping to get there soon."

On USC he says, "I love their coaches. They seem to have a lot of pride in what they do and the will to get things done. Everything up there is football-related. They also have great tradition."

On ASU he says, "I liked the coach I spoke with from there. He told me they have a real good environment at Arizona State."

Will's only summer camp plans right now are to attend the San Diego State Nike Camp.

Along with his football prowess, Harris is also an accomplished track star. He has a best in the high jump of six feet, six inches. In the long jump his top mark is 21 feet, two inches.

"I am relaxing right now because my foot slid out from under me today on a high jump and I came down hard on my knee. I had to get ten stitches in it."

Will carries a 2.8 core GPA and is not scheduled to take the SAT yet. He would like to major in Sports Management.


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