UCLA Watches O-Line Prospect

While UCLA hasn't offered him a scholarship yet, a frequent guest at UCLA home games this year has been mammoth offensive line prospect Mike Harris from Duarte. The 6-6, 315-pounder provided us an update on his recruitment, the schools that have offered, and what he's thinking about UCLA...

Duarte (Calif.) offensive tackle Mike Harris (6-6, 315), has been a frequent guest at UCLA home games this fall.

Harris has attended three of the four Bruin contests at the Rose Bowl, and though they have yet to offer the mammoth two-way lineman a scholarship, they continue to keep tabs on him.

"UCLA hasn't offered me yet, but I talk with them quite a bit," said Harris. "They said that wanted to see me play a little more this fall before they decide to offer me."

Harris doesn't lack in offers, with three more schools having joined the mix since he received his first offer from Ole Miss back in the spring. "UTEP and San Diego State offered me officially and Oregon State gave me a verbal offer," said Harris.

Harris did say that those four schools plus UCLA, Colorado and Washington State were the primary schools that he was considering.

While he wouldn't say who his leader was, earlier this spring he said an offer from the Bruin staff would net them a commitment.

But the Bruins dearth of available scholarships, and the fact that they have only offered one offensive lineman could make Harris go elsewhere.

Harris is being recruited by UCLA assistant and recruiting coordinator Dino Babers and offensive line coach Jim Colletto and spent time with both of them at Junior Day. He also attended UCLA's 1-day camp back in the spring.

This fall, he is playing both offensive tackle and defensive tackle for the Falcons, who are 3-2. He's averaging six tackles a game on defense and is key reason the Falcons are rushing for almost 200 yards a game (they are averaging 391 yards in total offense).

A good student, Harris has a 3.85 GPA and achieved a qualifying test score in April.


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