BREAKING: Newest Coug racks up the yards

GET THE BALL in new Cougar Romello Harris’ hands and then sit back and enjoy the show. Harris, who just went crimson, was bitten by the injury bug this season but how many prep running backs do you know who rush for 1,943 yards and 25 touchdowns in just nine games?

Out of Tulare, Calif., Harris (5-10, 175) -- despite a broken finger and a knee sprain his senior season -- became just the second player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons.

His last two years at Tulare Union High, Harris racked up a combined 4,504 ground yards.

He was on track to become Central Section’s all-time career leading rusher before the injuries shortened his senior campaign.

As a junior, Harris rushed for 2,561 yards with 30 TDs. He posted 37 total TDs on the season. 

WSU offered Harris way back when he was a sophomore, with area recruiter Clay McGuire running the point on Harris this season. 


In Mike Leach’s Air Raid, Harris out in space catching the ball out of the backfield, could be a fun proposition for Cougar fans.

Harris is ranked three stars by Scout.com and the No. 8 running back prospect in the West.

Harris is from the same high school as former Cougar WR Marquess Wilson.

He becomes the 20th known verbal commitment in Leach's 2016 class, joining OL Christian Haangana, OL Jaelen Lewis, OL Keenen King, CB Marcus Strong, ATH Justus Rogers DE Mason Vinyard, CB Isaiah Love, LB Derek Moore, LB Chima Onyeukwu, QB Cody Brewer, WR Grant Porter, CB/Nickel Skyler Thomas, OL Joshua Watson, WR Josiah Westbrook, WR/CB D'Jimon Jones, WR Stephen Houston, CB Jalen Thompson, WR/CB Renard Bell and LB Jihad Woods.

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