3-star RB high on WSU, eyes official visit

THE WSU COACHES and running back Romello Harris certainly aren’t strangers. The Cougs have been on the three-star prospect for two years, offering him when he was just a sophomore. And since then, area recruiter Clay McGuire and Harris have kept in close contact. That relationship, along with WSU’s offense, is why he’s planning on taking an official visit to Pullman, he told Cougfan.com.

McGuire and Harris indeed have quite the bond going.

“I got my offer from Washington State my sophomore year,” Harris said. “They’ve been on me for a while and I speak with Coach McGuire the most. He’s probably on me the most of all the other coaches recruiting me.

“Coach McGuire told me that I’m their No. 1 running back target. They’re pretty interested in me right now.”

IT’S NOT JUST McGuire who Harris speaks with on the WSU staff, he added.

“I’m always speaking with Coach Leach, Coach Harrell and some of the other coaches as well,” Harris said. “They’ve been telling me that they’re always going to pass the ball a lot, but running backs get their opportunities to make plays.

“They like that I have a rare skill set. I can catch the ball out of the backfield and make plays. They think I have the potential to help the team break offensive records up there. It’s pretty humbling for them to tell me that.”

Harris currently holds offers from Washington State, Washington, Nevada, Fresno State, Colorado State, Army and a few others. Despite not holding any leaders or favorites, Harris did say he likes a lot of the things going on in Pullman right now.

“I’m very interested (in WSU),” Harris said “I like that they’re coming ater me. They went after me when I was young. They saw the potential in me early on and didn’t wait to offer me until my senior season. That puts them way up there for me. They’ve always been there for me."

AND THIS FALL, Harris informed CF.C that he’ll be taking a trip to Pullman to check out the campus and meet with the coaches. The date of that visit hasn’t been set yet.

“I haven’t been able to visit WSU yet, but I’ll be taking my official visit there in the fall,” Harris said. “I’m working on setting that up pretty soon.

“I know I’ll be taking official visits to Washington State, Duke and Colorado State. I’m not sure what other visits I’ll be taking yet.”

So what’s Harris hoping to see during his official visits in the coming months?

“I’m looking for a school that I could fit really well in,” Harris said. “I want to make sure I get along well with the coaching staff and players. I want to be a big part of the offense wherever I go to.

“I’m hoping to make my final decision around Christmas time. I’m hoping to commit with my family and friends together.”

As a junior for Tulare (Calif.) High in 2014, Harris rushed for 2,561 yards and had 30 rushing touchdowns. He finished the year with 37 total scores.


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