A pair of four-star linebackers, Florida twins Andrew Harris and Michael Harris were seen as a package deal throughout their recruits. But more recently, word has begun to get that they may be divided on their preferences, as first reported by IMS, and that was confirmed Wednesday when Michael Harris selected Maryland State and Andrew Harris selected UCF.
Michael Harris, 6-1 and 190 pounds, is the 28th linebacker and 418th running back in the country, sprinting the 100-meter dash in 11.1 seconds. The couple from Lake Brantley High in Altamonte Springs, Florida, visited Maryland in June and it looks like the Terps might have both, but they’ll happily settle into a split.
The Harris brothers, who had dropped out of Central Florida during their early signing period, also had offers from Michigan State and Auburn, along with a late push from Florida and Arkansas that convinced them to hold off. signature during the early period. It was among the highest-ranked commitments in UCF history after its July commitments Joss Malzan. The two were expected to announce during the early signing period, with most believing they were bound by Maryland, but delayed their decision.
“We are 100% a package deal” Michael Harris he told 247Sports’ Brandon Hoffman Two weeks ago, after Maryland and Arkansas were named to the list of finalists.
But it seems they couldn’t find common ground between then and now. What won Michael Harris?
“The coaches and the staff,” Sean Book told 247Sports in late December. “They’ve been really with me, bro, every day, and the chemistry is developing. They show us a lot of love outside of football. That’s something important.”
After pulling four stars Jeshon Barham, who was one of Maryland’s best players this season as a true freshman, last year on signing day, Loxley added another ceiling-high player in Michael Harris. The addition makes a successful late signing signing a day after another Maryland goal, Port Nicholsand choose South Carolina.
Andrew Harris, 6-1 and 200 pounds, is the 20th-ranked linebacker and the 310th player in the country.
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Michael Harris 247 sports scout report:
A fullback some would mistake for a safe given his size. He grew up in Jamaica where he primarily played soccer with his twin brother before moving to the US and eventually finding the game of American football. He uses explosive, quick-twitch muscle fibers to shoot in the backfield and create negative plays His spatial awareness allows him to make a difference in area coverage while his powerful hand checks and straight-line speed make him competitive in one-on-one situations He has progressed greatly from a technical standpoint over the past two years or so, but must continue to learn and develop As a seventh linebacker if he’s going to be able to make an impact on Saturday in the Power Five, he missed much of his junior season with an upper extremity injury, but quickly bounced back and managed to turn some heads a few months later at the Florida State Track meet. When he finished second in the long jump.He will need some time to mature, and embrace training will have to get him a step forward, but the athletic profile indicates that he can eventually play all three crunches at the advanced level. To me and emerge as a leader for several years in the middle. The biggest question mark going forward will revolve around the ability to add weight with the limitations of its frame. However, he can easily get a role in a defensive unit that wants to be creative and play quickly in hopes of slowing down high-paced passing attacks.”