Marc Harris has gone from All-Region safety in 2019 to one of the state’s leading rushers so far in 2020 with 718 yards, 78 carries and 6 touchdowns, which ranks him right at the top of the state leader board in yardage. It’s no secret that Haralson County loves to run the football, it’s basically been their bread and butter for the last few years, and Harris seems to be making the most of these opportunities.
So what was the main difference between 2019 and 2020 for Harris?
“The main difference from this year and last year is that last year almost every starter we had was priority offense or priority defense. We were all 1 way players for the most part. This year we have a lot of guys who are starting on both sides of the ball,” Harris explained.
Haralson County’s more two-way approach has certainly helped players like Harris have an even bigger impact, but that’s just part of the equation. Players like Harris had to improve individually over the last 12 months as well.
“I think my best improvement from last year to this year is my vision both at safety and running back.”
Harris is certainly still making big hits in the open field on defense, he already has 47 tackles and 1 interception, but it’s his running on offense that looks to be even sharper. He is making quick jukes in tight spaces to avoid tacklers and shows outstanding balance stepping out of tackles. Given his size and ability to see the field, we have always likened the senior as a potential slot back in an option offense, as his physicality on the perimeter would be a big difference both running and blocking. Either way, Harris is a tremendous football player.
In the recruiting world, Harris has heard from a few schools.
“I currently have 2 offers, one from Reinhardt and another from Hanover. But I have heard from college coaches from Mercer, Shorter, Cumberland,” Harris said.
Haralson County finds themselves 4-0 on the year with a week off this Friday then Banks Co. on the 9th. They will get better as a team over the next week here, and heading into the 2nd half of their schedule they will look to keep momentum, and so will seniors like Marc Harris, as well. Be sure to check back later this fall, and for the latest recruiting news around the state follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter.
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