Harris Talks of Unofficial to UCLA

Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger cornerback Semaj Harris was one of the prospects to visit UCLA last weekend for the Bruins' Meet and Greet. Harris talks about the visit to Westwood and more about his recruitment...

One of the prospects at UCLA's Meet and Greet last weekend was Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger cornerback Semaj Harris (5-9, 175).

Harris attended with his teammate Dijon Washington, a safety for Leuzinger, and Harris left impressed with the experience.

"It was nice, I liked the school and it was a real nice school," said Harris. "The game (UCLA-Cal), it was a nice game and a lot of fun. I really liked the coaches, they seemed real cool. I like the school a lot."

Harris talked with several of the coaches, but spent much of it with two defensive coaches.

"The coach I talked with the most was Coach (DeWayne) Walker," said Harris. "And Coach (Todd) Howard, who is recruiting me, he was real cool. They were looking at me, our other guy, Dijon Washington, and they said they would like to offer us maybe as a package deal."

Harris said that UCLA, along with most of the other schools showing interest in him, like him as a cornerback.

"I could return kicks and punts too, but year, corner is where I'd play on defense," said Harris.

Washington State has been showing a good deal of interest in Harris, and he's talked to Cal some too. Oregon is another school he has interest in. Arizona State and USC, who signed his teammates Ottis Jones and Uona Kaveinga respectively, have also poked around.

"That helped playing with them because it gave us a chance for exposure," said Harris. "I'm not in any rush to make my decision. I want to tale some time to see what my options are. My family wants to see me play, so I'm liking the Pac-10 a lot. But I'll look at things like the quality of the school, if they're competitive, if they're going to BCS games and playing in the Rose Bowl.

This spring, he'll attend the Scout Combine in Los Angeles and the USC Nike Camp.

Harris is coming off a junior season in which he had 60 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions.

Academically, he has a 2.8 GPA and will take the SAT in the spring.

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