On Monday, 2014 weak-side defensive end Trent Harris verbally committed to the Miami Hurricanes. Harris is a three-star recruit and is ranked as one of the Top 50 weak-side defensive ends from the 2014 recruiting class.
The other teams that offered at Harris, but did not get his commitment were the Alabama Crimson Tide, Arizona Wildcats, Boston College Eagles, Cincinnati Bearcats, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Iowa State Cyclones, Kentucky Wildcats, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Missouri Tigers, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Ohio State Buckeyes, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, South Carolina Gamecocks, South Florida Bulls, Tennessee Volunteers, Vanderbilt Commodores, and Wisconsin Badgers.
This commitment might come as a surprise to some recruiting experts.
This is because the experts on the 247Sports Crystal Ball were split right done the middle between Miami (FL) and Florida as the teams to land the Winter Park, FL native.
Trent Harris might not contain the size and frame that is ideal for Division I defensive ends, but he does have a killer first step off the line of scrimmage. On top of his first step, Harris is very athletic and has great closing speed.
Overall, Trent Harris might not be the fastest or biggest defensive end, but should be able to use his first step and closing speed to be effective at the college level.
Harris’ commitment is No. 24 overall for the Hurricanes and moves their class to 5th overall in the 247 Sports class rankings. Miami’s class also ranks 3rd in the nation, according to Rivals.com.
The three-star recruit is currently ranked 83rd in the state of Florida and 32nd among weak-side defensive ends by 247Sports.
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