Last month, Clemens quarterback, Frank Harris, received his first FBS scholarship offer to play football from Texas State University.
“They came up to my school and talked to my head coach about it,” said Harris. “I was in basketball so I didn’t get to talk to them. After that, they followed me on Twitter and one of the assistant coaches DM’ed me saying they liked me. Probably five minutes after that, the head coach followed me and DM’ed me, asking me questions like ‘do you want to play quarterback in college?’ And I said yes, then he offered me.”
In the short time since then, he’s been offered by a number of FBS programs. UTSA, Bowling Green and Dartmouth have all offered him to play quarterback, while he has an offer from Baylor to play defensive back.
When asked about playing defense in college as Baylor wants, he replied, “I’m going to keep my options open. I don’t know what I want to do yet. I’ve got time so I’ll talk with my parents and figure all that out.”
Before Texas State, he received a few offers from smaller schools such as Incarnate Word, Prairie View A&M and Trinity. Houston Baptist has even offered Harris a scholarship in both football and basketball
When asked if playing two sports in college is something he was looking to pursue, Harris replied, “I’m keeping my options open. It depends on the school and how my body is. If I like the basketball program, I might try to walk on.”
As you can see, Harris is weighing all his options. A highly sought after two-sport athlete, he’ll have a lot of options to mull over before it’s all said and done.
Harris and his family did visit Texas State this past weekend for Junior Day and he said he had great time, “Me and my family went up there, I took my brother with me so we could all decide together. We all liked it; we thought it was pretty cool. It’s a great environment up there… The first part, we went around the campus. Then we had lunch. Then the second part, they showed us the facilities, the locker room, the weight room, all that… We had a meeting with (Withers). We went to his office and we asked a lot of questions. He answered all of them correctly. My parents really liked him. I liked him. It was just great all around.”
The 6’1”, 180-lbs junior is considered a dual-threat quarterback on most recruiting sites, as he reportedly runs 4.5 40 and has a Hudl video filled with him routinely burning defenders en route to the end zone. Those same recruiting sites have somehow left Harris unranked, with no star rating. He’s only a junior so this could change but Harris should be considered at least a 3-star prospect.
In that same Hudl video mentioned above, Harris not only shows off his speed, but he shows he has rocket arm with pinpoint accuracy. A great example of that is the 4:29 mark in his Hudl. Harris stands back in the pocket and sails the ball fifty yards in the air before it lands perfectly over the receiver’s shoulder, between two defenders. No touchdown on the play but they ended up on the one yard line.
He shows off his speed too, most notably at the 4:08 mark, when he zig-zags to a 65-yard score, and the 7:15 mark, when he scrambles for a score on what looks like something out of an early Mike Vick highlight reel. You can even see him show off his basketball skills as he hops over a defender at the 3:35 mark.
Harris is more than a dual-threat; he’s an all around threat. It’s only a matter of time before more schools start to catch on.