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I agree that a Pitt offer coming from the new staff does mean a little something. Not going to turn any heads or hold the same weight as a WVU offer though.
And a Maryland offer from Randy Edsall isn't too shabby - they are quietly putting together a pretty decent class.
We can't always judge these recruits based on an offer list. I don't know how many times our coaching staff has to prove themselves. LeVeon Bell, Dennard, etc. The list goes on and on. We have become one of the best schools at targeting potential as well as talent. There is no question that Harris has a playmaking ability by watching his film. Lets move on. Welcome Harris!!
Not to mention they've done an excellent job the last two years of circling back around on midwestern kids they lost out but made a top 2 or 3 on and got them to transfer.
Anyway, done with Pitt. Jay's highlight film is an absolute blast to watch. With a slot receiver/PR/KR tandem in two years of Mcgarrett Kings and Jay Harris you'll actually have to game plan around them like teams had to for Keyshawn. When this dude gets loose in the open field he's gone, period.
Lions247's Sean Fitz just let me know that MSU commit Jay Harris measured 5-foot-11, 170 pounds at PSU's camp on the 16th. He ran a 4.6 40-yard dash, tallied 9'5" in the broad jump and a 4.35 shuttle.
Harris told me he ran a 4.5 40 at the end of MSU's camp, and the quickest he's ever been clocked is 4.4 at his high school.
I do admit...it seems like a strange commit.
Seems like we are overloaded at the WR position already.
I can only assume that Dantonio thinks there's something special about this kid.
He could have easily told him 'we are filled up at that position already'.
This is one of those things where I'll have to trust the coach and his ability to spot character, potential, and talent.
Welcome to MSU!
Just do yourself a favor and watch his film. I didn't get it until I did the same.
4.6 seems a bit slow when you watch is film. He looks without question faster than alot of guys claiming much lower 40's. Thanks for the info Sean.
And let's just remember, Coach D has talked about how they need to be very selective with this class. If he accepts a commitment from someone, we know he thinks extremely highly of them. And like Skip said, you will too once you watch the film.
Bump. All I can say is watch his film.
The video is very good...I really like his ability to catch the ball in traffic.
I'm assuming this verbal means two things.
1. MacGarrett Kings will not be redshirting this year.
2. The staff knows that Drake Harris will be committing to MSU tomorrow.
Explain both of those please.
Kings could definitely redshirt, and so could Harris. We have a multitude of players for this slot WR role.
How does Drake Harris affect this? He is a 2014 receiver and also a much bigger guy than Harris.
My guess is that MSU knows that have their 'big' receiver locked up for next year.
So they'll groom Jay Harris to take over for Kings and play the slot position next to the Drake Harris.
Makes sense if you're looking down the road a bit.
Then, next year, they can use that extra WR scholarship on a different position(OL, DE).
Basically, it means they feel Jay Harris has better overall potential than some of the guys at the remaining 'positions of need'.
Dunno if they'd groom someone to "take over" for Kings if he's one class apart, at most 2 with redshirt. I think Harris was recruited not only as a WR but also as a return specialist.
I'll buy a little of that, +1
Looks like Rivals rates him a 5.4 2-star
Not surprising. Mike Farrell is NOT a fan.
Mike ferrel is a pompous ass focused on two things, himself, and kids with tOSU offers
Anyone know if he is related to Drew Harris from last year? He didnt qualify, are Jays grades alright?
Cousins. Jay will qualify.
Amazing stuff. Doesn't shy away from contact, runs tough on end arounds and shows good burst. Pretty sure it was mentioned earlier, but seems almost Keshawn Martin-esque.
Harris is called one of top ten SE PA recruits in Penn Live.
High School Football: Ten of the Top Recruits in Southeastern PA
Published: Monday, July 02, 2012, 1:57 PM Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 10:50 PM
J. Cleezy /Pennsylvania High School Football Recruiting Analyst
Here are 10 of some of the top recruits in Southeastern Pennsylvania. While there are a very good number of players currently under the radar that deserve mention, these are considered some of the top players in this area by by analyst I talk with at Scout, 247 sports, and Rivals to name a few. I've also had a chance to see a lot of players at various combines, showcases, and 7 on 7 camps.
9. Jay Harris – Wide Receiver - (Downingtown East. H.S.) – 5’10, 175 lbs. He committed to Michigan State on June 25, 2012.
Of the six 6 - uncommited, 1 PSU, 1 - nd, 1 - Rutgers, 1 - MSU.
Committed to Notre Dame on March 25, 2012. McGlinchey ended his recruitment early in the...
Downingtown East wide receiver Jay Harris also continues to produce, this time with six catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns. He has five touchdowns through three games
On the roster for the Big 33 Game
Wide Receiver James Jay Harris Downingtown East 6'0" 175
2013 - 56th Big 33 Football Classic
Saturday June 15, 2013
Kickoff: 7:06 PM
Maryland vs. Pennsylvania
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