Junior to watch - Darin Harris

TheInsiders spoke Thursday with Federal Way (Wash.) Decatur QB/ATH Darin Harris, and Darin gave us the low-down on his recruitment and who's been showing him the most interest. For a player that earned all-area (Tacoma News Tribune), all-city (Federal Way) and all-league honors as a junior, Harris is remarkably restrained when it comes to talking about his offers.

"I've been offered by Washington and Colorado," Harris said, almost nonchalantly. "I've also been hearing from Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern and Michigan State." Colorado has offered Harris as a quarterback and athlete, while the Huskies like Darin as an athlete, not set on any one position just yet.

Washington Head Coach Rick Neuheisel offered Harris on the phone three weeks ago. "He told me that I had a scholarship offer waiting for me if I wanted to take it," Darin said. "He said he wants to get me on the field."

Why not? Harris is a play-maker. Even as a quarterback for the Gators, Darin ran for over 1200 yards on 150 carries, scoring 14 touchdowns on offense. At 6-0 and 200 pounds, he's got the size and speed (4.4 40) that will get colleges' attention in a hurry. He currently benches 300 pounds, squats 430 pounds and jumps 33 inches in the vertical.

"I consider myself an impact player," said Harris. "Whatever I have to do to make a play, I'll make it."

When it comes to the recruiting process, Darin is letting things come his way. "I like Miami a lot and would like to visit there, but I haven't heard anything yet from them," he said. "I'm not going to make a decision until I take some visits. I want to test the waters.

"I wouldn't mind staying close to home at all, but will go away if I have to."

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