Gut Decision

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Jan 6, 2008


"I won't be rooting for either team (LSU or Ohio State)," Brandon Harris said. "I just want to see a good game. I hope it's not a blowout. I think both teams are going to be well prepared. Ohio State plays tough every week..." Harris echoes similar sentiments about the Tigers. "They are survivors. Every week they give it their all and do what it takes to win. They stick together and never..."

Brandon Harris, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound four-star defensive back from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Fla., led his team to a perfect 15-0 record and the 4A state championship.

Harris still denies a leader and favors Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Miami and Central Florida. All of his favorites have offered, plus numerous others.

"I'll make my decision on signing day," said Scout.com's No. 5 cornerback. "I want to wait until the end. I'm still pretty open and just plan to go with my gut."

Harris has already taken official visits to Florida (Sept. 15) and LSU (Oct. 6), and will be visiting Ohio State on Jan. 11 and Miami on Jan. 25. "I'm also hoping to sneak in a visit to Central Florida as well," he said. "I love the family atmosphere there and I have a great relationship with my position coach and all the coaches are good guys."

When Harris goes on his visit to Ohio State, the Buckeyes just may be celebrating a national championship as they take on LSU on Monday, Jan. 7. "I'm really looking forward to the game," he said. "I like both teams and they both deserve it. I think Ohio State is going to come out really fired up and will be playing hard. They want to prove they belong and make up for last year (and their lopsided loss to Florida in the national championship game).

"I won't be rooting for either team," he claimed. "I just want to see a good game. I hope it's not a blowout. I think both teams are going to be well prepared. Ohio State plays tough every week and they never quit. They really play together as a team and I like how focused they are."

He echoes similar sentiments about the Tigers. "They are survivors," he said. "Every week they give it their all and do what it takes to win. They stick together and never give up. They play a tough SEC schedule and lost a few close ones, but still made it to the national championship game."

While Harris is impressed with the seasons that Ohio State and LSU just completed, he likes the future of both Florida and Miami. "Florida had a pretty good year, but they are still young," he said. "They'll be getting even better and I'm really excited about them in the next few years.

"I also think Miami is making a comeback as well," he said. "I think coach Randy Shannon is doing a great job and he's already done a lot in a short period of time. It doesn't happen overnight, but I really think he's going to be successful there."

Harris reports a 3.6 core GPA, an 880 SAT and a 20 ACT.



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