Pierce wideout has Big 10 offer

The L.A. Pierce offense last year had an explosive passing game and a big contributor was WR Tyron Harris (6-3, 195). He's already got one verbal offer to his name and he's hoping more flow in during the weeks to come...

Harris was a standout prep in New Jersey and was enrolled at Nassau during the spring of 2009. However, things didn't work out there and after looking around a friend who was already at Pierce said to head west and start anew.

"My friend Damien Julien was already out here and he said it was a great program and school," Harris told JCFootball.com recently. "He said I should come out and play out here because the offense was perfect for me and what I could do.

"Coming out here was a big change and something I'm still getting used to, but I love the weather and I'm having fun playing ball and the coaches here are great."

As a freshman last fall, Harris finished fourth on the team with 32 receptions to go along with 603 yards and seven touchdowns and was named Second Team All-Conference for his efforts.

"I played outside and in the slot, so they sorta moved me around a lot," Harris said. "It helps to know the different receiver positions, but this year I'll be mostly outside and that's where I think I'm probably a better fit because I can use my speed (4.48) and my size to get down the field a little bit more."

Because of his size and speed, Harris already has schools looking his way and one has even extended an offer, albeit a verbal one.

"Wisconsin likes me a lot and they verbally offered me," Harris said. "They said they want me to get out in December and if I do I have an offer from them, but right now it's only a verbal one right now.

"Other than them, I have Oregon State talking to me a lot, Oklahoma State was out to watch me, Cal, UCLA, Kansas State, Syracuse and Temple have all sent me mail and questionaires, but right now that's all of the contact I've had with them."

Harris said he's taking summer courses to make sure he finishes up in December so he can sign with a school then and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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