Downingtown East RB Drew Harris hits 20 D-1 offers
Written by: Josh Funk on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.
Downingtown East RB Drew Harris has quite a solid number of verbal Division-1 scholarship offers to his credit.
According to national recruiting service Scout.com, Harris is up to 20 verbal scholarship offers. Programs that have extended scholarship offers to Harris to date include Arkansas, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kansas State, Kentucky, Miami (FL), Michigan, Mighigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse Temple, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Scout, as well as Rivals.com, combine to list other Division-1 programs that have shown interest in Harris that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, Southern California and Wisconsin, among others.
Scout.com ranks Harris as a four-star prospect at running back, one of 26 running backs ranked at four stars or higher from around the nation. Harris is one of three Pennsylvania backs with at least a four-star rating according to Scout – the others are Hopewell’s phenomenal senior-to-be Rushel Shell and McDowell’s dynamic Greg Garmon. Harris is rated as the #23 running back in the 2012 recruiting class – Shell is #3 and Garmon #11.
Harris exploded onto the scene as a sophomore, running for 2,010 yards and scoring 30 touchdowns as Downingtown East advanced to the District 1 AAAA semifinals. In his junior season, Harris racked up 1,960 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns on 227 carries.
The Cougars’ feature back enters 2011 just 30 rushing yards shy of the 4,000-yard mark for his career. Downingtown East has produced a pair of quarterbacks with at least 5,000 career passing yards in its history (Pat Devlin, Trey Lauletta), but the yellow and blue have never produced a back with more than 4,000 rushing yards.
Downingtown East went 9-3 during the 2010 season, falling to North Penn in the District 1 AAAA quarterfinals, 49-33. The Cougars averaged 34.8 points per game last year and are a combined 19-6 overall (.760) the last two football seasons.
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