Player Spotlight: Andre Harris

Interview with the Taft running back

Our next spotlight comes from Taft High School runningback Andre Harris.  Last season Harris averaged over 9 yards a carry, with his size and speed he will no doubt be one of the most heavily recruited players this season.  Here's what he had to say. What were your stats from last season?
Andre: 922 Yards 7 TD, 122 yards return yards. 1 interception returned 105 yards for a touchdown. What is your official height, weight, bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard time?
Andre: 6'0" 205, 295 bench, 410 Squat, Power Clean 390, 40 4.52. What is your favorite football moment in your career?
Andre: 105 yd Interception Return against Sylmar. Playing Pee Wee football because my dad was our coach. What are your strengths as a football player?
Andre: Balance, Strength, Agility, Poise, Pass Blocking. What are your weaknesses as a football player?
Andre: Linebacker reads, cut blocking defensive ends, motioning to receiver. Name some teammates people need to watch out for?
Andre: Jamare Holland. What are your goals for this upcoming season?
Andre: 1850 yd 22 TD. What are you doing to prepare for next season?
Andre: Running with Strength Shoes, Power Lifting, Sprints. What other sports do you play?
Andre: Lacrosse.
Who is currently recruiting you? Any early offers yet?
Andre: USC, CAL, Notre Dame, and UCLA. How would your coach describe you as a player?
Andre: Coach Starr would say I am a team player willing to stretch myself for the team. He would say I have a great balance of speed and power and can serve as the corner stone of a college offense. Who is your favorite professional athlete in any sport and why?
Andre: Marcus Allen, he was a great example of what it takes to work through balancing how to perform and be a professional in tough situations. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received who did you hear it from?
Andre: My father once said "Don't get stuck. Too many athletes hit a pothole and don't keep moving."
Who is the most influential person in your life?
Andre: My mother she is a do it all and works hard at keeping me relaxed and comfortable. What can we expect from your team next season?
Andre: Big time plays, and Big time numbers. CITY CHAMPS Will you be attending any camps this summer?
Andre: USC, Notre Dame, CAL, Florida State, I'll probably attend their camps.
Will you consider staying in state to play next season?
Andre: Yes definitely.
Who is the toughest opponent you've played against? What football program do you respect most?
Andre: I liked playing CJ Gable. I got a good hit on him once…. He is a good player. Dorsey HS has a great program under Coach Knox with Stafon Johnson. What are your goals as far as playing football and or college?
Andre: To be balanced and a good role model. What do you like most about the game of football?
Andre: I like the ability to play a sport that is extremely team oriented. If one guy slips it all falls apart so everyone is vital… Any idea what are you would like to study in college?
Andre: Business or Marketing. Still deciding. would like to thank Andre for taking the time to answer our interview questions.  We wish him and all of his teammates the best of luck this season.  Anyone wanting to contact Andre can email me at

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