It is well known that Miami is looking to bring in help on the defensive side of the ball. Al Golden and Co. have had plenty of success in this area recently, and that trend continued when 3* DE Trent Harris (Winter Park, FL) gave his verbal commitment to the Canes.
The 6'2: 230lb Harris is the 25th commitment in this class, and the 3rd Defensive End, joining Demetrius Jackson and Chad Thomas, both from Miami Booker T. Washington. Harris is a productive player who registered 11 sacks as a Junior. Harris needs to add size to be an every-down player at the next level, but he has a solid frame to support additional weight.
Looking for a bit more analysis on Harris? Check out this tweet from Bud Elliot of SBNRecruiting:
Trent Harris is a stout, powerful 3-4 OLB type. Doesn't have great length, but makes up for it with quickness.
Trent Harris is a stout, powerful 3-4 OLB type. Doesn't have great length, but makes up for it with quickness.— SB Nation Recruiting (@SBNRecruiting) July 29, 2013
Overall, this is a nice compliment to the talent already committed to Miami, and gives the Canes a more College-ready player, which could allow Demetrius Jackson to be brought along more slowly. All in all, that's a double win for Miami.
Welcome to the U, Trent!!!!