Chabot DT is getting lots of early interest

One of the more promising northern California defensive players this year is likely to be Chabot DT Patrick Harris (6-5, 295). caught up with the big, physical lineman and he updated us on things including which schools have showed the most interest to date...

Harris prepped his first two years at San Lorenzo, but then moved and attended a charter school where no football was offered.

"When I went there they didn't offer football, so I didn't play for two years," Harris told "I wanted to keep playing though, so I chose Chabot because of the coaches and the program they have."

Harris played defensive tackle for Chabot in 2008 and he said the quickness he has for a man his size and his motor are what set him apart.

"I'm strong and I'm quick," Harris said. "The coaches said they like my motor and how I'm always going and I never quit."

Harris hasn't maxed out on any of his lifts recently, but he did manage to post a hand-timed 4.9 40 time at 295 recently.

Because of his outstanding potential and unlimited upside, schools from across the country already have they eyes on him.

"I don't have any offers yet, but Nebraska, Tennessee, Utah, Utah State, Wisconsin and Idaho State have all talked to me," Harris said. "They all like me a lot and a couple of them have said they are close to offering me, but I don't have any yet."

Harris is on pace to finish his AA degree in May of 2010 and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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