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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
From the road: DE Harris names a top six

By Derek Tyson

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Defensive end Trent Harris (Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park), a new ESPN 300 member, has narrowed his list of schools to six.

The 6-foot-2, 227-pound athlete said Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State and Vanderbilt are his final six schools.

Trent Harris
Trent Harris has Florida safely in his newly released top six.
Harris said he chose those six schools because they all have what he is looking for in academics and athletics.

"Those schools are standing out because from the ones I have been to they have great football environments," he said, "and they are all like families and care about the players and have good coaches and produce players to the league."

When it comes to his decision, Harris said he's looking for a program that will help get him where he needs to be.

"I'm looking for a school that is going to push me and get me where I need to be," Harris said. "A school where I feel most comfortable and get a good education.

Harris went from unranked all the way to the No. 114 player in the country in the latest ESPN 300 release. He said he is thankful for the ranking, but admits he still has a lot of work to do to be ready for the next level.

"First, I just want to thank God for what he has done for me," he said. "It's a blessing and honor to be known as one of the top 150 players in the nation but I just got to keep working because I know there are thousands of other kids who are working too, just like me, to try and be the best. So I just have work harder and harder each day and in the end it will all pay off."

Harris was set to announce his decision in the spring, but an Ohio State offer forced him to rethink his decision date. Instead, Harris now says he will make his final decision in early July.

As a junior, Harris accounted for 50 tackles, including 11 sacks.