- Corey Long, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Class of 2014 prospect Kris Harris (Tallahassee, Fla./Godby) has been forced to wear many hats thus far in summer training camp for his high school program. The 6-foot, 215-pound junior is cross-training at inside and outside linebacker but will also play some offense.
"I'm also working out at running back," Harris said. "I'll probably be one of our running backs when we're in the red zone or in short yardage."
It's the sort of versatility that has put Harris on the map so early in his career. He has played running back in the past and even got the attention of Alabama head coach Nick Saban when he worked out at Alabama's camp before his freshman season.
"I made the All-Saban team as a running back last year," Harris said. "And then I made the All-Saban team as a linebacker this year so it was a real big honor to be recognized by coach Saban twice."
Harris has also taken visits to Georgia and North Carolina. The linebacker wanted to attend Friday Night Lights but wasn't able to. He'll try to make a trip to Florida for a game this season.
As for the other programs, Harris says he enjoyed his time in Athens and Chapel Hill.
"I had a chance to see a lot of the campus and I liked everything at Georgia," Harris said. "I know a couple of people at the school so I feel pretty comfortable there.
"North Carolina was nice too, it's a totally different vibe from the SEC programs though. Not saying that's a bad thing but it's different."
Harris has an offer from Mississippi State already and says several schools are expected to join the Bulldogs in the next few weeks. Harris would like to stay fairly close to home.
"I definitely want to stay close to home so I'm hoping to pick up more SEC offers and offers from the in-state schools," Harris said. "That's what I'm working towards."
Kain Daub (Ponte Vedra Beach (Fla.) Nease, 2014): At 6-3, 230 pounds, Daub might outgrow the position. But if he stays at the position, the LSU commit could move to the inside where he can use his 4.65 speed to wreck opposing ball carriers.
Delvin Purifoy (Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic, 2014): Another big linebacker (6-2, 228) that could eventually outgrow the position. Purifoy is the cousin of Florida defensive back Louchiez Purifoy and has early offers from Florida State and South Florida with more to come in the upcoming months.
Sherrod Pittman (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast, 2015): This 6-1, 215-pound sophomore will pair up with four-star seniors Daniel McMillian (Florida commit) and Tyrell Lyons (FSU commit) to make what should be the best linebacking corps in the state.
Cecil Cherry (Frostproof, Fla./Frostproof, 2015): Cherry started for Frostproof as an eighth graded and then spent his freshman year at Orangeburg-Wilkinson (S.C.). Now the 6-0, 215-pound sophomore is back in the Sunshine State and ready to became one of the top names in the class of 2015.
Class of 2014 prospect Kris Harris (Tallahassee, Fla./Godby) has been forced to wear many hats thus far in summer training camp for his high school program.