Harris makes late summer recruiting tour

Jason Harris is a 6-1, 205-pound QB/LB from Issaquah (Wash.) Skyline, and Harris did this weekend what a lot of high school football seniors-to-be are doing - checking out college campuses. Jason first went to Corvallis, Oregon on Friday to visit Oregon State and then back up the I-5 corridor Saturday to visit Washington.

"It was really good," Harris told Scout.com of his unofficial visit to Washington. "The campus, the coaches and were really good, I liked it. Meeting Tyrone Willingham was cool."

Jason gave us a quick capsule summary of the events. "We met in the crew house and and took a tour of the campus, including all the buildings and the library," he said. "Then we went back to the Don James Center and had lunch and then went to the roof of Husky Stadium and watched the Blue Angels. That was awesome.

"I met a guy Allen (Bradford) that I met at Oregon State the day before. He has like 24 offers or something like that, he was really nice. And (Steve) Schilling was there and also the tackle from Pasco (Ryan Tolar). I was impressed that I got invited, it certainly boosted my respect toward U-Dub a lot."

There was one part of the day that stuck in Harris' mind. "They had the players come in and we asked them questions and they told us why they chose U-Dub and they also talked about all the new things happening and the overall change in attitude in the program," he said, mentioning UW quarterback Isaiah Stanback by name as one of the players he had a chance to talk to.

And his visit to Oregon State? "It was very similar," said Harris. "We met up, ate and then checked out the campus and the facilities. I really liked checking out the weight room and where it is overlooking the field. Then we talked for a while and they did the same thing with the players coming in and asking questions. It was in the skybox. I really like OSU a lot."

Jason has no scholarship offers yet, so he doesn't have a top list of schools. "I'm interested in anyone that wants to offer me a chance to play," he said. The Beavers like Harris at outside linebacker, while he spent most of the day Saturday hanging out with UW QB Coach Tim Lappano and Willingham. "I don't have a preference," he added when asked if he'd rather play offense or defense in college.

Harris is talented enough that he can be a difference-maker on both sides of the ball for the Spartans. "I think I'm going to be playing a little less defense this year because they can't have me getting hurt," he said. "I'll do whatever the team needs me to do. I just want to win games."

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