Harris: Decision Forthcoming

Texas running back Josh Harris has narrowed his choices to just two schools and has in-home visits with both this week -- followed by his college decision. DeaconSports spoke with Josh Harris on Monday evening for the latest on Harris' recruitment.

Josh Harris noted that he was "definitely" down to just two finalists in Wake and Louisiana Tech. "Yes sir, there were some other schools in my mind but it is time where I will need to sign in a few weeks so I wanted to make it easier. Having it down to two schools would make my decision easier so I did that."

Harris had previously committed to Wake Forest but de-committed and was thinking hard about committing to Louisiana Tech. However, at this point, he favors the Demon Deacons. "Right now, I'm really heavily leaning towards Wake Forest but I have a few questions. The recruiting coach and running back coach are going to come tomorrow so I'll address those. I'm going to ask them a few questions and if I like what they say I'm more than likely going to hear that, have a visit with La Tech to tell them that I'm going elsewhere, and commit to Wake Forest."

Although Harris prefers Wake Forest, it is early playing time at Louisiana Tech that has him very interested in the program. "La Tech says I can come in my freshman year and get some playing time which I feel is OK for me," Harris said. "I'm going to ask the coach from Wake what their situation is and make a decision."

Harris elaborated on his thoughts regarding playing time at Wake Forest. "I was going to ask the coach from Wake about playing time. More than likely I will redshirt. I don't have a problem with it although I think I can come in my first year and play. If not, I'm OK with it but I'm not trying to sit on the sideline after my redshirt year is up to wait behind people for a few years...I'm not saying I don't like competition but if there are guys who know the coaches, the system, and the coaches have trust in them, they'll get most of the carries. I want to be able to earn it. I just want a fair shot at the playing time."

Harris said that Coach Mitchell and Coach Billings are expected to visit with him on Tuesday evening at his home. If things work out, he may wind up being a Demon Deacon and signing with Wake in early February.

"I've worked so hard since I was a freshman," Harris said, "and I said I want to go to a big-time school. I now have the chance to go to a big-time school. I might be letting myself down if I don't pursue this. I think I can fit right in with the offense Wake Forest runs and I feel I'll get a strong education up there. It is a ways from home so I can mature a lot more since I'm out and have to live on my own."

Harris has already qualified and has passed through the NCAA Clearinghouse. He will enroll at the school of his choice this upcoming summer.


Demon Deacon Digest Top Stories