"Our team had a really good year. My year was decent,"
said Kevin Harris, a Wake Forest commitment.
"Unfortunately, I sprained a ligament in my ankle in
our first game against West Orange. It lasted most of
the way. I ran for 200 yards in our playoff game. We
lost to Sandalwood in the first round though."
First year Seminole High School (Sanford, FL) Head
Coach Mick Harris is Kevin's dad. A district
championship and a 7-3 overall record is not a bad
start for a program that has several key underclassmen
still on the roster, but with Kevin's competitive
nature, 7-3 records just aren't satisfactory.
The 6-1, 225-pound Pittsburgh native is a workout
fanatic. He spent hours this past summer working out
in the pool to increase the stamina in his lungs. At
that time Harris was squatting 500 pound and benching
400 pounds. He ran a 4.54 forty and had a 32.7-inch
vertical at the Miami combine. His heroes were those
old Steelers players who emphasized physical training.
There is a lot of speculation in recruiting circles
that Harris could end up at linebacker, a position
from which Florida defensive coordinator Charlie
Strong was hoping to find some interest from Harris.
Kevin has let it be known, though, that his desire is
to run the football.
"Coach (Jim) Grobe (Wake Forest) was here last night
for dinner," Harris said. "He (Grobe) said that the
last thing he needs are linebackers. They have a bunch
of linebackers over there."
"I haven't heard from a Florida coach since they (Ron
Zook's staff) left," said Harris. "I still get
letters. But, I haven't heard from Coach Strong or any
other Florida coaches. Linebacker is not something
that I'm interested in playing "
Harris said that his commitment to Wake Forest is firm
as of right now, but if the Gators were to call with
an interest in him as a halfback/tailback, he would
"USF I kind of turned away," he said. "They wanted me
to play strong safety. I turned away Miami because
they wanted me to play fullback."
It is quite likely that Florida recruiting coordinator
Mike Locksley still has the Seminole High School star
in his Rolodex. Should Coach Urban Meyer determine
that Harris fits his system, Kevin will gladly field