Harris Says He Has Co-Leaders

The elite defensive back prospect from Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak, <b>Will Harris</b>, was the real standout at UCLA's one-day camp. He said there are two Pac-10 schools he favors...

Will Harris, 6-1, 186, Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak, is easily one of the best defensive back prospects in the west.

At UCLA's one-day camp on Sunday, Harris was probably the best overall prospect. He ran a 4.56 on slow Spaulding Field, which was one of the best times of the day, and turned in a 4.37 in the 20-yard shuttle. He also looked very good in the one-on-one drills, having good acceleration and a good natural knack for the ball and aggressiveness.

Harris said that the two local schools, UCLA and USC, are currently his favorite, while he's also hearing from Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Arizona State and Michigan. He said all of the above schools have offered. Harris said he grew up a fan of UCLA and Florida State. "Those were the two schools I liked when I was a kid," Harris said. "Then I also became a USC fan, too."

A recent report indicated that Harris was a strong USC lean, in fact, but Harris denied it. "I don't know where that came from," he said. "I never said that. I've never said I have a favorite."

The talented athlete indicated he'll probably wait until he decides and would like to take all five of his official visits. "I've been to UCLA's and USC's campuses a few times, so I don't think I'd like to visit them officially. I'd like to visit Washington, Arizona State and Michigan, and then two more, but I'm not sure which. Washington State and Oregon State probably. I'm also going to take an unofficial to San Diego State."

Harris said he's getting recruited as both a corner and a safety. "UCLA and Michigan are recruiting me as a corner, while the others are recruiting me as a safety. I'd like to play safety, unless the coaches think my footwork would be good enough to play corner, then I'd play corner."

He has a 2.8 GPA, he said, and took the SAT on Saturday.


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