Huskies Are High On '16 Tailback's List

While the Husky coaches continue to work toward finishing off the 2015 recruiting class strong, they haven't neglected getting an early start on the 2016 recruiting class and one tailback that has already drawn an offer from the Dawgs is Tulare (Ca.) RB Romello Harris, one of the most productive runners in the Golden State this past season...

"I had a good season," the underclassman told Dawgman.com recently. "You always feel like you could be better than you showed.

"Whether it was missing a cut-back or a block or something like that, there's always something to improve on."

This past season, it's hard to imagine that Harris missed many opportunities to make a big play, helping to lead the Redskins to a 7-5 record with 2,561 yards on the ground and 31 touchdowns.

He also had 26 receptions for 177 yards and two more scores.

"I always take pride in my ability to do whatever I can to help my team," Harris said. "I'll do whatever it takes to win. If that means I am a decoy and someone else gets to make the plays, that's fine. If I need to be a blocker instead of a runner, I'll do that too.

"I take pride in being that guy my coaches can call upon to do anything they need me to do."

On school that recently extended an offer Harris' way was the Huskies who came to see him last week.

"Coach (Jordan) Paopao and I talked for a while and he said they loved the way I played and they were offering me," Harris said. "I was so thankful for the offer. I love Washington and am really happy they offered me."

The offer is Harris' fifth, joining the offers he already had from the likes of Duke, Air Force, Washington State and Colorado State.

One reason the Huskies were so quick to offer was Harris' performance at their one-day camp at College of the Redlands last summer.

"It was really great to get out there and work with them and see what they are like as coaches," Harris said. "I actually did some work at defensive back too, so I really got to meet and spend time with a lot of the coaches.

"Coach 'B' (Keith Bhonapha) is a real good coach and I really liked coach (Jimmy) Lake a lot too. I've also gotten to know coach Paopao a lot and feel really comfortable with him, so I know them pretty well."

One thing Harris wants to do is get up to Montlake to check things out for himself and he's planning to come up for one of Washington's Junior Days, most likely one in early February, to see what the school and the city has to offer.

"I've never been up there before, so I'm really looking forward to it honestly," Harris noted. "I've only heard great things about it and they are a Pac 12 team, so that's exciting and it's right in the city which is really cool too."

We'll have more on Harris in the future as he starts to really focus on recruiting over the next few months.

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