The second ranked player in the state of Colorado, OT Jack Harris, has committed to CU after watching the dismantling of the Buffs last night. Go figure. I was sure that this would be a recruiting buster...still might but Jack Harris committed last night. Harris will be starting on the offensive line next week...maybe not, but we all need some comedy after the disheartening performance last night. I will be putting up my reactions to last night's game a little later as I am still collecting my thoughts. Topics are going to be surrounding the athlete disparity, the offensive scheme, the ensuing quarterback controversy, annoying Texas fans, OU vs Texas, Darrell Scott and CU students. Promises to be good. Here is what I posted a couple days ago regarding Jack Harris. Congrats to Harris on becoming a Buff and Coach Hawkins for getting a top player in the state of Colorado. Now if the offensive scheme could be as good as his recruiting...maybe one day. WR Diante Jackson, who was supposed to be in town last night (good call by him to skip that...I should have too), has verbally committed to Oregon after seeing those damn facilities...to bad those facilities can't buy Oregon a PAC10 title. Nice game they played against USC. And how about those powerful Huskers last night...only they could play worse than the Buffs did last night. I really liked Diante Jackson size. Good get for Oregon there.
Rivals Star Rating - ***
Offensive Tackle - Parker, Colorado - Chaparral High School
Recruiting Sites: Rivals - Scout - ESPN.com
Measurables: 6'6" 270 lbs 5.2 forty
Other offers - Colorado, Oregon, Vanderbilt, Washington, Texas Tech, Arizona State
As you can tell from this year's Colorado Buffaloes team, offensive and defensive line depth is huge at the college football level. Harris is one of the those in-state kids that you need to get and continue the pipeline up to Boulder. Harris joined other Buff recruit Nick Kasa up to Oregon the week they lost to Oregon. Harris has pretty good feet for a big guy as well long arms and a good physique. Most sites say he could use a little more lower body strength but has good overall upper body strength and moves relatively well. Like all big men, he needs to work on getting lower and working with leverage. Footwork must improve with good coaching.