Varina Blue Devils (VA) head coach Stu Brown knew Tim Harris was a good player. He didn’t know quite how good Harris would be, but a call from a Penn State assistant coach last summer provided some insight.
“Last summer, Coach Kenney from Penn State called me from their camp. He said our defensive back was the best one there,” Brown said. “I thought it was talking about [rising senior Bryce Bradley], but then I found out it was Tim Harris . Tim played JV as a freshman, so I figured I’d better bring him up to varsity. He was the defensive back MVP as a freshman at the Penn State camp. He has been to three National Underclassmen Camps and got MVP honors at all three. He is 6’2″, 178 pounds, and he has run a 4.44-second 40 electronically timed.”
Harris played safety for the Blue
Devils last season as a sophomore, but he’ll move to cornerback this fall. Coach Brown believes the versatile and talented rising junior could play either defensive back position on the college level.
“He is a defensive back, a cornerback or safety that can fly,” Brown said. “He’s wide and rangy. Height-wise, he is a NFL corner. The kid is huge and he can fly. Every coach that stopped by [in the May Evaluation period] is salivating over this kid.”
UVa, a school Harris has seen several times including this past Sunday, offered in May. Last Friday around three o’clock, Virginia Tech became the second school to offer. These two offers may only be the beginning.
“He’s big-time,” Brown said. “I don’t know how far he’ll let the recruiting process go, but if he lets it go far Alabama and USC will be on him.”
If there is an early favorite, Brown isn’t sure which school it would be.
“I know that since day one he has been highly impressed with Coach London,” Brown said. “That might not mean anything, but I know he is impressed with him. Coach Shane Beamer has been impressive. He is now recruiting our school. He is doing a good job.”
Rising senior defensive tackle/offensive lineman prospect Tyrell Chavis has been focused mainly on the classroom, but this offseason he has also worked hard to be in better shape by the start of his senior season.
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