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Alontae Harris: Running With Greatness

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Alontae Harris is a 5-8, 180-pound two-star senior running back from El Campo, Texas. On June 9th, he committed to play football at Texas State.

Along with the offer from the Bobcats, Harris also had offers from Georgia State, McNeese State and SMU. Other schools that were looking into Harris include Army, Indiana, Kansas State, North Texas, Oklahoma State, UTSA, Tulane and Utah State.

The dual threat running back posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.57 seconds, which allowed him to pull away from defenders trying to chase him down. Even when defenders did have him with little to no room along the sideline, he still managed to outrun them or make a quick cutback towards the middle of the field and zoom past them before they even realized he was gone.

In his junior season, he ran the ball 110 times for 1,100 yards and ten touchdowns, caught 7 passes for 65 yards and also had a kickoff return of 102 yards for a score. All of these impressive numbers helped him earn unanimous all-district running back and he was also named the running back MVP at the national underclassmen combine in Houston.

Harris possesses the breakout speed that make him a threat to score no matter where or how he gets the ball in his hands, which makes a solid addition to the Bobcats’ 2016 recruiting class.

If the Bobcats don’t make a bowl game this year, the talent coming in next year will surely make a strong case for them to make one.

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Jeff Cerda is the founder and editor at Heel/Face Wrestling, and is also a reporter for Texas Redzone Report, Bobcats Insider and FightScribe.com.


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