Mac Harris will begin his senior 12 months at The Villages Excessive College with a giant resolution already within the books â€“ heâ€™s planning to play school soccer for the College of South Florida.
Harris, who’s listed as a three-star recruit on 247, verbally dedicated Saturday to play defensive again for the Bulls and head coach Charlie Sturdy. The 2018 VHS Participant of the 12 months had drawn the eye of many colleges for his excellent talents and management as a member of the Buffalo soccer workforce, together with Tulane College, Florida Worldwide, Virginia, Georgia State College and Rutgers, to call a couple of.
Final season, Harris, enjoying quarterback, led VHS to an 11-1 file and the Class 4A Area 2 title. He accomplished a good 53 % of his passes for 857 yards and 7 touchdowns. And he additionally ran for greater than 1,300 yards and 24 TDs.
On the defensive facet of the ball, Harris performed free security and was concerned in 120 tackles â€“ 37 of them solo. He additionally broke up 15 passes and tallied three interceptions, in line with USFâ€™s The Every day Stampede.
Clearly, it was that defensive prowess that drew the curiosity of USF and Sturdy, a defensive guru who led Louisville to a 2013 Sugar Bowl title and was the defensive coordinator on the College of Florida underneath coaches Ron Zook and City Meyer.
At 6-foot-2-inches tall and weighing 200 kilos, Harris is predicted to simply make the full-time transition to free security from quarterback. He runs the 40-yard sprint in 4.5 seconds, so it seems clear that Sturdy and firm are searching for velocity within the backfield with the signing of Harris â€“ certainly one of many incoming gamers who’re a part of the collegeâ€™s top-40 recruiting class.
â€œHarris has an unimaginable means to learn and acknowledge performs, having the ability to pinpoint precisely the place the opposing QB goes to look,â€ the Stampede write-up says. â€œHis velocity and athleticism permit him to interrupt on a ball rapidly and make clear tackles.â€
On Saturday morning, Harris provided thanks by way of Twitter for the alternatives heâ€™s had.
â€œThanks to the universities which have been recruiting me and exhibiting me love all through my recruiting course of,â€ he wrote. â€œThanks to my household, academics, buddies, and coaches for the love and assist.â€
Sturdy, who performed defensive again at Central Arkansas, was fired by the College of Texas in November 2015 after compiling a 16-21 file over three seasons. However the two-time Huge East Coach of the 12 months loved nice success as head coach at Louisville and is exhibiting indicators of duplicating that success at USF.
Because the coach of the Cardinals, Sturdy tallied a 37-15 file and competed in bowl video games all 4 seasons, together with the stunning Sugar Bowl upset in 2013 over Florida, which was a two-touchdown favourite. And at USF heâ€™s compiled a 17-Eight file, bringing his total head teaching file to 70-45.