Virginia Offers NC Wide Receiver

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Since Cherryville (NC) Head Coach Richard Davis began sending his video tape to Division I-A colleges towards the end of his football season, wide receiver Kenneth Harris has received four official scholarship offers.

“Georgia, NC State, Virginia, and Duke have all offered me,” Harris said. “I’m talking with UNC, but an offer is not there right now. Other than those five schools, there are no others involved right now.”

As a senior this year, the 6-4, 185 pound Harris had 62 receptions for 1,482 yards and 17 touchdowns. He accomplished much of this while seeing double and even triple teams from his opponents.

When these schools began showing interest, Harris decided to make a few unofficial visits to check out each school. He was only able to make two visits – to Georgia and to NC State. He loved his trip to Georgia, and felt great about his visit to Raleigh on November 22nd.

“It went real good,” Harris said of his NC State experience. “I had a lot of fun. They offered me while I was there. I had a good feeling when I was on campus…it was a great atmosphere, and I liked the coaches I was talking to.”

Harris was scheduled to go to UVA unofficially for the Virginia Tech game, however he could not make it. Coach Andy Heck recently made an in-home visit to the Harris household. It was then that the Cavaliers extended their scholarship offer.

“Coach Heck came to my house,” Harris said. “He was really nice. He was just talking to me about the program and everything. I’m going to Virginia for an official visit.”

Along with Virginia, he will make official visits to Georgia, NC State, Duke, and UNC. Harris has scheduled Georgia for the weekend of January 10th but has not yet set any other dates.

Though he seemed really excited about his unofficial visits to both Georgia and NC State, he claims to be open among all five schools.

“They are all the same right now,” Harris said. “I just want to take my visits and weigh my options. I’m still keeping my options open.”

A dual-sport star, Harris excels on the basketball court as well as the gridiron. Cherryville is currently undefeated and Harris, who plays the point and two-guard positions, is averaging 18 points, 12 assists, and “seven or eight” rebounds per game.

In terms of which sports