Top JUCO running back hauls in Big East offer

He's one of the top JUCO running backs in the country and this past week Southwestern's Aaron Harris (5-10, 200) got his first BCS offer. JCFootball.com spoke to the elusive runner and he updated us on things including when he plans to take official visits to the three schools who have offered as well as which other BCS programs might be close to getting in the mix...

"I got offered by Cincinnati last week," Harris told JCFootball.com. "I had been talking to them since the end of my season last year, but honestly I hadn't heard from them in a while.

"Coach (Gerry) Beauchamp had been talking to my coaches and then on Friday my coaches told me to call him, so I did and when we talked he said they watched my film and liked it and he was sending my offer in the mail."

In addition to the Bearcats, Harris already had offers from San Diego State and Hawaii and two more Big East programs have indicated they like what he has to offer.

"Pittsburgh and Rutgers have both started to pick up their interest in me a lot," Harris said. "We'll see what happens. I have the start of my season and I'm going to set up visits to all of the schools that have offered me and then I will probably decide after my season.

"I've been working on setting up a visit with Hawaii for October some time and I'll visit Cincinnati too, but it will have to be when I have a bye week," Harris noted.

After a solid prep career at Granite Hills (El Cajon, Ca.) High School, however he was unable to qualify so he headed to Southwestern where he enjoyed the best season a Jaguar running back has ever had, posting 1,169 yards and 15 touchdowns while also hauling in 23 receptions for 201 yards and two more scores.

Harris has 4.38 speed, but make no mistake, he doesn't bounce things outside all the time.

"We run out of the spread, so I get into space a lot where I can use my quickness and speed," Harris said. "I can run out of a pro set though and get yards inside. I feel like I can do whatever a team needs me to do."

Harris will be able to sign with a school in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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