Why UW? “It was a lot of different things. Coach (Chris) Petersen is a great coach and I really felt comfortable with coach (Chris) Strausser. It's not all about football for them. They care about you as a person and want you to be a great player, but also a great person and they have that 'Built for Life' message and that really hit home with me.”
Other Suitors: Washington was Harris' only FBS offer, but he was getting heavy interest from schools like Boise State, Colorado, Kansas, San Diego State and San Jose State.
Scouting Report: “Harris is a true center prospect and is coming off a very solid senior season. Over the course of his HS career, he played center, guard and tackle as well as on the defensive line and has looked good on both sides of the ball. He's a strong kid who plays with good leverage and pad level and can get underneath opposing linemen and drive them backwards. He's also an aggressive player who doesn't just try and block his man but put him on the ground. He has improved his athleticism and strength as well and could end up a real steal for the Huskies.” – Greg Biggins (Scout.com)
Quotable: “I will play wherever they want me to play, but I think I am probably a better fit inside, probably at center, in college. I can do whatever my coaches ask me to do and I learn quickly.”
Projection: “While Harris probably won't move the needle with recruitniks or in the rankings, players like him are huge for building depth and developing cohesion along the line. Harris is a technically sound player who relies on his fundamentals more than sheer power and athleticism. Make no mistake, Harris is a good athlete, but his technique is already very good and his learning curve to play center, a position he hasn't played much, should be pretty small compared to other linemen entering college.” – Scott Eklund (Dawgman.com)