"It was kind of a surprise but I knew they were looking at me and they were really looking forward to me coming to this camp," Harris said about receiving an offer from USC. "Coach Seto was telling me to come down to this camp and compete for your scholarship. I guess that is what I did and I ended up walking away with a scholarship."
Standing 6-0, 175 pounds, Harris has good size for a cornerback and showed good speed and footwork during the one-on-one drills on Saturday. The USC coaches were so impressed by his showing that they offered him at the conclusion of the camp.
"They pulled me into the office and we talked to Coach Holt, Pete Carroll, Brendan Carroll and Rocky Seto," Harris said. "Me, my grandpa and my dad sat down and talked with them. We went over some stuff about the school and then they offered me.
"They were very happy, they were just as happy as I was," Harris said of his dad and grandpa. "It feels really good. That is the No. 1 school in the nation."
Throughout the recruiting process, Harris has developed a close relationship with USC secondary coach, Rocky Seto, and was drawn to Seto's upbeat coaching style at the USC Skills Camp.
"I got along with him really well. He is really motivational and he wanted me to lead a lot and show that I was a leader," Harris said of Seto. "He challenged me to see what I was going to do and I stepped up and showed him that I can perform.
"It was good because there was a whole lot of stuff that I didn't know, and they passed on even more knowledge so that I can get better for next season.
"The coaches are really into getting in with the players, and are really enthusiastic. It was real fun."
"USC, Washington State and Arizona," Harris replied when asked about his top schools. "USC stands out from everybody else but they all have my interest."
When asked what he likes about the Trojans Harris said, "Everything. It's a winning program, the coaching staff is real good and I am from California."
Harris moved to Las Vegas with his family his freshman year in high school, but is originally from Pasadena. His extended family still lives in California and he would love to return to California for college.
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