'85 percent Husky'

California running back/cornerback Aaron Harris (5-10, 182, 4.5), from Baldwin Park High School, said he still favors Washington big over California and Arizona. He thinks he'll end up at one of those programs but still has Nebraska, Oregon State, Michigan, Oregon and Colorado on the back burner.

"Washington was the first to offer me and that's a big deal. They really want me," said Harris, a Scout.com four-star running back. "They have a pretty good lead. It's pretty big. I'd say there's an 85% chance I'll go there. I've already set up an official visit there for October 5. They wanted me to come in a soon as possible. Tyrone Willingham told me he really wants me. I like the school for the school.

"I'll also try to officially visit Cal. They've got some good running backs coming out of there. Marshawn Lynch is untouchable. They produce runners and I'm used to the California weather. At Washington I would have to adjust to the weather. But the Seahawks practice near their stadium and sometimes the Husky team lifts with the Seahawks.

"They have great athletes at Arizona, a lot of speed" he said. "I like the hot weather there too.

"Nebraska and the others are more like fallback schools for me.

"My childhood favorite was UCLA. This year they only have one scholarship to give out for running backs and they've already got a commitment (L.A. Crenshaw's Raymond Carter). They haven't offered. "I'll commit right after the season," Harris said. "I don't care how far I have to go. I have no reason not to leave California. It's up to who recruits me the hardest and who wants me more. I have 30-35 offers.

"I have good speed, balance and vision. I am quick and elusive. It's hard to get me down. I don't fumble. I want to play running back. If I play corner, I might be able to play as a true freshman.

"The only schools recruiting me for defense are Michigan and USC (no offer). I don't know why those schools look at me for defense.

"If I play running back, I'll have to put on weight and redshirt."

Harris reports a 2.6 core GPA and a 790 SAT/retake unset.


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