Norwayne High School athlete Kaleb Harris has seen several college campuses this summer in order to get an idea of where he stands with every offering school. After two trips within the past week, Harris knew Cincinnati was the place for him to grow both academically and athletically.
“Cincinnati was just the place I grew to love. After being around the staff and some of the players, I knew it was the place for me. Seeing the facilities and just being able to sit down with the coaches did it for me,” Harris explained.
Despite just recently being reported, Harris held a Cincinnati offer for quite some time.
“The offer has been on the table since May. I just didn’t make it very public,” Harris said. “I went to camp last week and had a overall great day. They were sold on me as a linebacker and I was sold on them.”
Harris, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound prospect, is considered as a wide-receiver recruit by most recruiting sites.
“I play both wide-receiver and linebacker,” Harris told BearcatJournal.com. “I’m committed to Cincinnati as a linebacker, They like my big frame, athleticism and speed. The plan is to put weight on me and make me into a big time linebacker for the years to come,” said Harris, who runs a 4.5 second forty yard dash.
Harris held many MAC offers along with interest from a few other major programs.
“Akron, Buffalo, Kent State and West Michigan all offered me scholarships. I had heavy interest from Michigan State, Indiana and West Virginia,” Harris said.
“I was actually just the MVP of West Virginia’s camp. I’m fully committed to Cincinnati now and my recruitment is closed.”
Harris had a few words for the Bearcat faithful.
"I'm happy to be apart of the Bearcat Nation. It's a very good feeling."
Harris has yet to be ranked by the 247sports staff. He is described as a leader on the field; he plans to study exercise science during his time at Cincinnati.