Harris, Tornadoes make statement
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National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 25, 2013
Chad Simmons


Treon Harris and the Tornadoes of Booker T. Washington out of Miami, Fla. made a big statement Saturday night in Norcross, Ga. Harris had a feeling this was happen...

It was live on ESPN Saturday and the audience was big, but they were likely disappointed.

It was built up to be a big game and rightfully so with the amount of talent on each team and how both teams finished 15-0 and won state titles in 2012.

The end result did not meet the pre-game hype though.

Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington put it on Norcross (Ga.) 55-0 and the Tornadoes made a big statement that they are the best high school football team in the country.

"That is what we wanted to do. We came in here ready to play, ready to show everyone that we are the best," said Booker T. Washington quarterback Treon Harris.

"Many people were picking Norcross to win because the game was at their place, but we knew we could beat them. I think one or two people picked us to win with everyone saying Norcross. We just used that as motivation."

Within a five and a half minute span in the first half, B.T.W. scored 20 points and the game was over. The Tornadoes poured it on and it could have been worse.

"We just had to do what we had to do. I didn't even play the fourth quarter and we missed a couple of opportunities to score more points. We knew we could come in here and play a big game and we did that."

Harris, a four-star on Scout is committed to Florida State and while most project him as a cornerback in Tallahassee, he made his own personal statement about his potential as a quarterback Saturday night.

He threw five touchdown passes and finished the night 23-28 for 287 yards. Harris added 65 yards on the ground.

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The ball comes out of Harris' hand fast.
"I want to play quarterback at FSU and I know Jimbo Fisher is going to give me a chance," said the Scout 300 prospect. "I worked hard in the off-season and it showed tonight. I know I can play quarterback, I love to have the ball in my hands, and I will work hard to make it happen at FSU."

Harris made many start to think that he really may have a shot to be the signal caller in Tallahassee down the road Friday night. He showed great touch, he stood tall in the pocket, he made excellent decisions, and he put the ball where it needed to be.

He was the leader for Booker T. Washington on the field in this contest with his father Tim 'Ice' Harris leading off the field as the head coach.

Coach Harris had his team ready to play.

"Our coaches did a great job preparing us. This was a big game, but it is just another game for us. We want to win another state championship and we are off to a good start. We knew what to expect, we have been here before, and we will get ready for our next game now."

Booker T. Washington will play Miami Central Friday September 6.

Entering Saturday night, in the 2013 FOX Sports Top 50, Norcross was ranked No. 4, Booker T. Washington No. 3, and Miami Central No. 1. We saw Booker T. Washington definitely deserved to be ahead of Norcross and the rest will be decided in less than two weeks.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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