Harris Makes Change, Has Plenty Of Offers

JUCO RB Keshawn Harris (6-2, 230) is a big, physical runner that is on the move. He recently signed with North Dakota State College of Science and will enroll there shortly and he's got plenty of offers to choose from at this early point in the summer...

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Keshawn Harris
North Dakota State College Of Science
  • RB
  • 6'2"
  • 230

"I was at New Mexico Military last season as a freshman," Harris told JCFootball.com. "I was ready to switch and move over to Glendale, but I couldn't get my release from (NMMI) because they were in the same conference, so I decided to head to North Dakota State College of Science and I just signed (Tuesday)."

As a freshman this past season, while playing for NMMI, Harris was a lightly used tailback, but that had more to do with the Broncos' offense and what they asked of their runners.

"I'm a downhill runner and I like to run between the tackles," Harris said. "One of the reasons I left was because I didn't feel like I was used correctly and I didn't fit into the offense there, so this is my year to show people what I can do."

Even with his limited action, Harris has still attracted offers from nine schools and more could be on the way.

"My offers right now are from South Florida, Old Dominion, Maryland, Tennessee, Colorado, Texas Southern, Southern, Tennessee State and Grambling," Harris noted. "Colorado State just talked to me recently and I've been talking a lot with Louisville and Washington State and I think they could offer soon.

"I've also been hearing from a lot more schools that wanted to see me play this fall a little and also see where I'm at academically and once they see that, I think I will have more offers come in."

Schools have also started to push for official visits, but Harris said he wants to wait until the fall.

"I've had a couple of schools call me and want me to come for an official visit this summer, before camp, but I want to see schools when school is actually in session," Harris said. "I want to see a game, see the atmosphere there, see the campus and the life that students have at the school and I don't think that could happen during the summer.

"Maryland wants to get me up there for a visit when we have a bye week, so that's something I will schedule once I get to school and talk with the coaches and find out when our bye week is."

This offseason, while his location has been a bit in flux, Harris has still had the opportunity to focus on a couple of points in his game that he knows will help him maximize his talents as a runner.

"I have good speed (4.53) for my size, but one thing I have really focused on his my conditioning," Harris said. "I mean, I want to get my wind up, be able to be stronger later in games and I also am working a lot on my footwork, how I set up blocks, how I set myself up for a cut or something like that."

Harris, a native of Haynesville, Louisiana, is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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