Will Harris Recruiting Update

6'2, 186 pound Will Harris is generally considered to be the top safety prospect in the West for the class of 2005, and he's got the offers to prove it. The hard-hitting Charter Oak star talks about the recruiting process so far and reveals a recent offer that has come his way.

A rangy athlete with great tackling ability, Harris is coming off of a superb junior season that saw him rack up 64 tackles, 7 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery from his free safety spot. Also a major contributor on offense, he caught 22 passes for 400 yards and 6 touchdowns as a wide out.

Not surprisingly, coaches from big time programs have been coming by in droves to the Charter Oak campus to take a look at the elite safety, including the Trojans own Brennan Carroll. Harris already has a long list of offers and he admits that one of those schools stands out right now, "USC, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan, and San Diego State have all offered," Harris said. "It looks like SC has some of the most votes right now because it's close to home and they have a good program, but I also do like the other schools too. I like Washington and Washington State, Oregon and Oregon State, and Arizona State. Those are probably my top 6. I'm looking at the academic program, the football program, some kind of a religion program around the school, and the coaches."

Harris, who took in a practice at USC this past spring along with several other Charger players, just received his offer from the Trojans within the past two weeks when he got the call from Head Coach Pete Carroll, "He was telling me that he's seen film on me and that we can work on my speed, and just said that whenever I want to be Trojan, to just call him and let him know," said Harris. "They would like to see me at free safety and they said they would let me compete for the starting spot. I think he's a great coach and a great person too. I can see myself playing at SC and playing behind him (Carroll), but I'm still going through the recruiting process. You never know."

Currently, Harris has no plans to attend any summer camps, preferring instead to work out with his teammates in preparation for the season ahead, "I've just been concentrating on my football team. When summer comes and there's real football, I'm not even going to think about college. I'm going to think about this year."

Harris plans on making his college decision sometime after his team's season is over.

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