Back in 2014, Trent Harris signed with the Miami Hurricanes over some big time competition like Alabama, Ohio State, and Florida State. The 4-star Defensive End picked up immediate playing time as a true freshman, and started 10 games in 2015 before starting only 7 in 2016 with the talent surge Miami saw in guys like Joe Jackson. While his tackles slipped with his starts he did log 9.5 tackles for loss (TFL) and 3 sacks during his junior season.
Harris had his biggest games of his 2016 junior campaign against Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Pitt. Harris was part of Manny Diaz’s 5-man front that did a good but not great job of shutting down the Jackets flexbone offense. The Winter Park, Florida native seemed to start in games against option-based offenses. You can see the kid is great at staying home for the counter and playing his responsibilities.
Against Tech, Harris logged 7 tackles, 3 TFL, and 2 sacks, one resulting in a defensive touchdown.
Below, you can see a nice tackle against the Irish where he picked up four tackles and 1 TFL.
Harris had a big game working to shut down James Conner, where he logged 4 tackles, 2 TFL, and a sack.
Harris played well in 2016 but it’s a crowded defensive line depth chart (FINALLY) in 2017 with Jackson, Chad Thomas, and we all have high hopes for Scott Patchan as well. Harris’ game reminds of me Jamaal Green from the 1998-2002 ‘Canes squad that always played solid and underrated football.