Eight Offers And Counting For JUCO OT

Butte OL Dominique Harris (6-4, 280) talks about his offers and where things stand in the recruiting process as he prepares for his sophomore season...

Harris enjoyed a very nice prep career in Michigan, but was unable to qualify, so he decided to make a change and head west to get his academics in order and to get himself ready to play at the next level.

"Being out here is definitely different, but yeah, it's been a good move for me," Harris admitted to JCFootball.com recently. "I got away from everything and could just focus on football and school and that's been really helpful to me.

"The program here is great. The coaches really know their stuff and they take care of their players. They also win and that was something I wanted to be a part of while I got ready to play at a four-year school."

Harris started at left tackle for the Roadrunners last season, helping to lead them to a perfect 12-0 record and a National Championship.

"I felt I had a good season and we had a great season as a team," Harris noted. "I'm probably better as a pass-blocker, just because I've been doing it longer and because I feel really comfortable on the edge, but I've really improved a lot as a run-blocker too and I think I'm probably evening it out and I'm only getting better at both right now."

On the recruiting front, schools have come calling for the athletic lineman and he currently holds eight offers and more schools could be getting into the mix in the near future.

"My offers right now are from Marshall, UTSA, Colorado State, Toledo, Georgia State, Cincinnati, Southern Mississippi and South Alabama," Harris said. "I've been talking a lot with Eastern Michigan and they seem like they are really close to offering and Kansas and San Diego State have both been coming after me too."

Harris said he does not have any current plans to take official visits this summer, but is open to it.

"I haven't gotten anyone asking me to take one yet, but I'll definitely consider it if a school wants to bring me in during the summer to check things out," Harris said. "I'll probably take most of my visits after the start of my season -- on my bye week and after the season is over -- and then I will decide on where I will play in 2015."

Harris is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season.

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