Harris is originally from Miami, Florida. He will have three years to play two. Harris will be an early winter early enrollee, which means he will be able to participate in spring practice, this is huge for the development, learning, getting to know his teammates, and getting familiar with the 'Noles' new scheme.
Harris had other offers from Alabama, Auburn, Arizona, Ole Miss, Florida, Michigan, and Oregon. He was a very sought after defensive back.
40 Time: 4.4
ESPN: No grade
Harris is a very good pickup. Alabama has been after him hard (since the spring) and he actually committed to them a while back. That has changed in the past couple of weeks. Remember, Nick Saban knows how to evaluate defensive backs. The 'Noles really took the advantage in the last few weeks and James Coley flew to California today just to see this kid and get him to pull the trigger. Bama pulled back when it was clear Harris was unlikely to enroll in January. Coley is just re-affirming his reputation as the best recruiter on staff. Harris has a really good relationship with Mark Stoops, who recruited him at Arizona.
Harris is long-legged with a good stride and smooth backpedal. These things are what make a fluid CB, a "true" CB rather than a hybrid DB type. He absolutely has the hips to stay at the position, as he has been a stand out player for his Junior college the past year. Many evaluaters liken him to a high 4* or even 5* type of talent. He can have an immediate impact on next year's defense. On top of that he is great in space and one of the most physical corners we have seen. He can play in the league one day.
FSU CB Patrick Robinson. Similar playing styles, both have excellent physical gifts. Hips, feet, and size. These two have very comparable playing styles. Robinson is probably going to be a first round pick.
FSU DB Class:
CB: Terrence Brooks
CB: Mike Harris
S: Chad Abrams
DB: Greg Dent
James Coley will be back in Florida tomorrow as he goes to South Florida to recruit many people's favorite defensive back for the class in Lamarcus Joyner. Also FSU is in the thick of things with Terrance Mitchell from Tampa.
Pretty good DB class I'd say. Harris would have an immediate impact. He will challenge for a starting role his first year on campus.
The TomahawkNation.com recruiting map has been updated to reflect the commitment.
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