Harlos Aiming For State Title

In March, Somerset, Texas athlete Will Harlos committed to Wake Forest. With his college recruitment out of the way, Harlos has just one thing on his mind for the rest of 2010 – a state title.

"We're just on a mission to make it to state right now," Will Harlos told DeaconSports. "Anything short would be a disappointment. That's our only goal – to [win] states."

According to Harlos, his Somerset High School team is poised for a solid season this year. "We're looking pretty strong," he said. "Me, Jacob Hillyer, and Stevie Dorman have all been playing together since we were little kids. We were waiting for this since we were 9-10 years old so all three [of us] have been up and pushing the team this year. We're having fun with it this year and trying to win."

Harlos' team did just that in week one. "We definitely made some bad 4th down offsides penalties shooting ourselves in the foot [in week 1] but we still won it. I think it was 1st game jitters but I think we'll come together real good and we'll be fine this season."

In his first game, Harlos had 12 tackles and a forced fumble at the free safety position in leading Somerset to victory.

While his focus is entirely on the season at hand, Harlos did briefly discuss his status with Wake Forest. "I'm definitely 100% Wake," he said. "I went this summer. We went to Atlanta for a speed camp and went up there. I think I'm taking my official for the Georgia Tech game."

Harlos has yet to meet any of the recruits who will attend Wake with him next year but did mention that he has been talking with Demon Deacon commit Cody Preble. He also keeps in touch with the Wake Forest staff, talking to them every week.

Wake Forest has yet to peg Harlos at a particular position but the Texas native is open to options. "Right now, I'm definitely working on getting my weight up," he said. "Everyone says that will come. I weigh 190 now but would like to be 215. That will give me some options. I've been recruited heavily as an outside linebacker but some people are telling me I'd be a free safety. I'm fine with playing wherever they need me and wherever I get on the field first."

Harlos notes that he is a full academic qualifier, will sign in February, and will enroll next July.

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