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Signing Day surprise: Lincoln Prep defensive end commits to MU
02/06/2013 12:27 PM
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“He's only been playing for two years, so he will just get better and better because he'll be able to focus solely on football," Allen said. "He could probably easily carry another 30 or so pounds. He's broad shouldered, tall and lanky. He can definitely carry the weight and remain explosive."
Allen said Harris had offers from Missouri Western, Central Missouri and Washburn, but Missouri jumped into the fray last week with a phone call from Missouri assistant Andy Hill.
"He said 'We'll come do the eyeball test,'" Allen said. "They looked at him, and after the meeting, coach Hill said Charles definitely has 'that' look."
Allen said Harris visited Missouri on Saturday, and Hill officially offered him a scholarship on Monday. Allen said Harris practically committed on the spot.
"He's flown under the radar with big schools, but athletically, you know he can play," Harris said. "They saw his athleticism and took a chance on him."Harris is the third Class of 2013 defensive end to commit to Missouri, joining Marcus Loud of Houston, Tex., and Nate Crawford of Pensacola, Fla.