Making His Way

The brother of a current Mountaineer made a return trip to West Virginia over the weekend, but this time he was there to showcase his own talent.

Bartram Trail wide receiver Karl Harris is familiar with the football recruiting process. He watched his brother, Korey, earn a scholarship to West Virginia after an outstanding high school career, and he's now trying to follow the same path. The 6-4, 190-pound Bartram Trail wideout is starting to earn some interest, and he showed his abilities at West Virginia's initial camp on Saturday.

Karl Harris has a decidedly different build than his brother Korey, who is a defensive lineman for the Mountaineers. The younger Harris is a lanky wide receiver who uses a long stride and good change of direction to get open, and he demonstrated those with several nice catches during the one-on-one portion of drills.

"I'd probably give myself a "B", Harris said after departing the camp. "I think I did pretty good on routes and working with some of the QBs. I want to get to more camps and show what I can do."

Harris also indicated that he learned some new techniques that will help him this fall.

"The footwork drills were new for me," he said. "I think I can use those a lot. They should help me coming in and out of breaks and help me get open."

With his brother on campus, Karl was already comfortable with West Virginia, and knows all about the Mountaineers' facilities. This was his second go-round at WVU camps, and he noted that his previous visits, in the company of Korey, helped make this one stress free.

Harris does not have a scholarship offer yet, but is hearing from Florida International as well as WVU.


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