The number one prospect in the state of Virginia has narrowed his list of schools to twelve. Victor “Macho” Harris, a 6-0, 180 pound tailback/cornerback prospect out of Highland Springs High School, has received over 40 Division I-A scholarship offers.
“His list of twelve schools, in alphabetical order, are Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Southern California, Virginia, and Virginia Tech,” Highland Springs Head Coach Scott Burton said.
Several factors helped Harris determine which schools would make the initial cut. First and foremost, a connection with the coaching staff had to be there.
“He always said he likes the coach/player bond,” Burton said. “There has been some sort of connection made between Victor and each of these coaching staffs. Obviously the list also contains a who’s who of college football. Victor wants to play for a winner. He wants to have the chance to compete for a championship, and he feels like he can do that at these schools.”
Burton says Virginia and Virginia Tech “are as strong as anyone else on the list. He’s been to both schools on more than one occasion. He feels like he has more knowledge and a better understanding of both schools. That makes them tough to beat, but at the same token, I don’t think there is a clear cut favorite right now. All twelve of these schools are on an even playing field.”
Narrowing the list to twelve was a tough process for the Springers star. It’s unclear when exactly Harris, who wants to make all five official visits, will narrow his list further. Coach Burton feels all five official visits may be set during the season, however he is not absolutely sure right now.
“Narrowing to these school was difficult for him,” Burton said. “It was difficult to go through all the pros and cons of each school. I think he may try and have his five visits set by the middle of our season. Other than that, I’m not sure if he’ll cut down his list to seven or eight before then or if he will just narrow his list to five. I don’t know when he’ll make his next cut.”
When Harris finally does make his decision, Coach Burton feels the comfort level with the coaching staff will be the biggest factor separating one school from the rest.
“I think, like most high school football players, Victor has dreams about making it to the NFL, playing in front of big crowds and television and things like that,” Burton said. “Well, all of these [twelve] schools...
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