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4-star Linebacking Duo in the Harris brothers talk UM and their recruiting process

4-star Linebacking Duo in the Harris brothers talk UM and their recruiting process

Zach Shashoua
The linebacker and brother duo of Andrew and Michael Harris are nothing short of playmakers. Playing at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida, the two 2023 prospects showcase their speed, effort, and playmaking ability every time they step on the field. They've gained interest from top programs such as Miami, Auburn, Tennessee, UCF, FSU, Ole Miss, Michigan State, Michigan, and Penn State, among others.

The linebacker prospects line up side by side on the field and have the top-tier speed to wreak havoc on the opposing team's offense. They also are top-track talents who compete among the nation's best.

Andrew Harris, the 4-star linebacker, had a great season this past year, tallying 104 tackles and an interception for a touchdown. Andrew, who has clocked a 4.39 40-yard dash, describes the best parts of his game to be, "Blitzing and getting to the backfield as fast as I can before the ball-carrier gets to the line”. He says his "hitting technique and coverage skills," are great parts of his game as well as his love for, "Chasing things down and being everywhere."

The 6'2", 205 pound ‘backer is looking for a school that "feels like a family and has guys willing to put in the work while also having a good business education." He has spoken with Miami Hurricanes Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele and Linebackers Coach Charlie Strong. He finds that Miami is "A very intelligent school that is hard to get into" and is excited to see "what type of defense they run and if the coaching staff is real and honest the whole way." Andrew wants his future home to know that he will "Get the job done."

Michael Harris, also a 4-star linebacker, takes pride in his speed and effort on the field. He stated, "I want to make a play every time I'm out there. As soon as I make one play, I want to make another. If my coach tells me he wants 15 tackles in a game, I'll want to get 20." Michael, a standout track athlete who runs around a 4.4 40-yard dash, is looking for a school with "Great academics and good treatment of their players. The school needs to feel like home and fit me well. I also want to look at the plays they run because I like to play inside the ball and use my speed to run sideline to sideline."

The 6'1", 190 lb (due to track season) backer wants whichever program he attends to know that he will "Most definitely bring effort and make plays by flying around, hitting, and helping teammates." Michael stated, "Even though I'll be one of the younger guys wherever I go, I will still bring that leader's presence and try to influence those around me. I will give maximum effort and make play after play. Me and Andrew have the urge to hit and keep making plays. I always have the mentality that I can always do better. I'll look back at the film and see what I can do better."

These two talents are guys to look out for as top linebackers in the 23' class as their hard-nosed, fast, and enforcer play styles mold perfectly with a "Kevin Steele" type of player. Their speed at that position is tough to come by, and their intensity and ferocity on the field will be vital to whichever program they choose. The position is one of need at UM, and the staff looks to build and stack the best talent it can get.

The brothers were just invited to compete in the Polynesian Bowl and will also be taking an official visit to UM this week. They plan to announce and sign on National Signing Day.

Andrew Harris Film
Michael Harris Film
 

Comments (54)

How much weight do you usually drop for track season? Gotta assume atleast 8-11 pounds right
 
GOT DAMN! That's that Dan Morgan/Ray Lewis/Smith/Armstead type of speed and hitting we been missing. Why haven't I heard of them before now? Give these cats the car and throw in the rims, tint and sound systems. I want these boys badder than a 22 year old convict wants some coochie. BADDD!
 
How much weight do you usually drop for track season? Gotta assume atleast 8-11 pounds rig

GOT DAMN! That's that Dan Morgan/Ray Lewis/Smith/Armstead type of speed and hitting we been missing. Why haven't I heard of them before now? Give these cats the car and throw in the rims, tint and sound systems. I want these boys badder than a 22 year old convict wants some coochie. BADDD!
Thought the same thing when I saw the film. ENFORCERS and FEROCIOUS
 
The linebacker and brother duo of Andrew and Michael Harris are nothing short of playmakers. Playing at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida, the two 2023 prospects showcase their speed, effort, and playmaking ability every time they step on the field. They've gained interest from top programs such as Miami, Auburn, Tennessee, UCF, FSU, Ole Miss, Michigan State, Michigan, and Penn State, among others.

The linebacker prospects line up side by side on the field and have the top-tier speed to wreak havoc on the opposing team's offense. They also are top-track talents who compete among the nation's best.

Andrew Harris, the 4-star linebacker, had a great season this past year, tallying 104 tackles and an interception for a touchdown. Andrew, who has clocked a 4.39 40-yard dash, describes the best parts of his game to be, "Blitzing and getting to the backfield as fast as I can before the ball-carrier gets to the line”. He says his "hitting technique and coverage skills," are great parts of his game as well as his love for, "Chasing things down and being everywhere."

The 6'2", 205 pound ‘backer is looking for a school that "feels like a family and has guys willing to put in the work while also having a good business education." He has spoken with Miami Hurricanes Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele and Linebackers Coach Charlie Strong. He finds that Miami is "A very intelligent school that is hard to get into" and is excited to see "what type of defense they run and if the coaching staff is real and honest the whole way." Andrew wants his future home to know that he will "Get the job done."

Michael Harris, also a 4-star linebacker, takes pride in his speed and effort on the field. He stated, "I want to make a play every time I'm out there. As soon as I make one play, I want to make another. If my coach tells me he wants 15 tackles in a game, I'll want to get 20." Michael, a standout track athlete who runs around a 4.4 40-yard dash, is looking for a school with "Great academics and good treatment of their players. The school needs to feel like home and fit me well. I also want to look at the plays they run because I like to play inside the ball and use my speed to run sideline to sideline."

The 6'1", 190 lb (due to track season) backer wants whichever program he attends to know that he will "Most definitely bring effort and make plays by flying around, hitting, and helping teammates." Michael stated, "Even though I'll be one of the younger guys wherever I go, I will still bring that leader's presence and try to influence those around me. I will give maximum effort and make play after play. Me and Andrew have the urge to hit and keep making plays. I always have the mentality that I can always do better. I'll look back at the film and see what I can do better."

These two talents are guys to look out for as top linebackers in the 23' class as their hard-nosed, fast, and enforcer play styles mold perfectly with a "Kevin Steele" type of player. Their speed at that position is tough to come by, and their intensity and ferocity on the field will be vital to whichever program they choose. The position is one of need at UM, and the staff looks to build and stack the best talent it can get.

The brothers were just invited to compete in the Polynesian Bowl and will also be taking an official visit to UM this week. They plan to announce and sign on National Signing Day.

Andrew Harris Film
Michael Harris Film
Official visit?
 
I see Suddeness and violent. Two key features I need in my linebackers. I see that Andrew. Michael is looks more of a volume tackler (IE: london Fletcher )

I would take both, but I think Andrew has that Perrymen, Vilma, Ray Suddeness I like.
 
Wait a minute.. that has to be a typo. They are taking official visits in mid April of their junior year of high school, then plan to commit and sign on national signing day in February? Gotta be an unofficial this week.
 
Class of 2023
2020: First year playing football.

6'0 190 11.13 100m

6'2 195, 10.72 100m

That's what I'm saying.. they're class of 2023. Signing day is long way off for them.

They're going to take an official visit during the last month of their junior year of high school, then they'll probably go to camps during the summer, play another season during their senior year, wait through early signing day, before finally committing and signing on national signing day.. 10 months from now? That's an eternity for teenager.

That just sounds really early to officially visit somewhere. It would make sense if they're taking all their visits and committing somewhere afterwards. But they literally said they'll be waiting for signing day to commit.
 
Nice prospects. Weaver Twins part 2.
Aside from the fact that Michael and Andrew are also twins there isn't much they have in common with the Weavers as prospects. The Weaver twins were basically stand up DEs at Northwestern who just rushed the passer. As LB prospects they couldn't cut it because they lacked the ability to effectively play in space, didn't posses the lateral quickness and they struggled to process the game from behind the LOS. In addition to that they just couldn't gain the weight or hold up physically. I believe Jermell Weaver was moved to safety his senior year IIRC. Met the twins after the 2000 spring game. Super nice kids. I hope they found success in whatever they ended up doing.


The Harris twins are a whole different ball of wax. Think speed, speed, speed and more speed. Elite quickness and explosion plus excellent vision and processing ability. Great instincts and phenomenal tacklers. Despite their size these 2 are super physical knock back tacklers and if they hit you, you are going down. I love the fact that they both play LB in high school and everything in these highlights is them processing the game and making these plays from LB depth instead of being a couple of standup edge rushers who can only play going forward. The Harris twins are twitchy and smooth with great ability both laterally(sideline to sideline) and in reverse. They both have the ability to play in space. They are also natural blitzers with a great feel for that aspect of the game. You can tell just by watching these highlights videos that they both love the game. They are both in the 200 lbs range but they seem to have the frames to add 25-35 pounds of good weight once in Feld's program. I know that ideally Mario wants bigger LBs with speed but IMO the speed and ability these kids would bring to the LB position cannot be overlooked and as I mentioned I'm sure that they have the right frames to add the necessary weight/muscle. Linebackers with this kind of speed, instincts, explosion, freak athleticism and hitting/tackling ability haven't been seen on Greentree in a long time. Let's get them here.
 
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Aside from the fact that Michael and Andrew are also twins there isn't much they have in common with the Weavers as prospects. The Weaver twins were basically stand up DEs at Northwestern who just rushed the passer. As LB prospects they couldn't cut it because they lacked the ability to effectively play in space, didn't posses the lateral quickness and they struggled to process the game from behind the LOS. In addition to that they just couldn't gain the weight or hold up physically. I believe Jermell Weaver was moved to safety his senior year IIRC. Met the twins after the 2000 spring game. Super nice kids. I hope they found success in whatever they ended up doing.


The Harris twins are a whole different ball of wax. Think speed, speed, speed and more speed. Elite quickness and explosion plus excellent vision and processing ability. Great instincts and phenomenal tacklers. Despite their size these 2 are super physical knock back tacklers and if they hit you, you are going down. I love the fact that they both play LB in high school and everything in these highlights is them processing the game and making these plays from LB depth instead of being a couple of standup edge rushers who can only play going forward. The Harris twins are twitchy and smooth with great ability both laterally(sideline to sideline) and in reverse. They both have the ability to play in space. They are also natural blitzers with a great feel for that aspect of the game. You can tell just by watching these highlights videos that they both love the game. They are both in the 200 lbs range but they seem to have the frames to add 25-35 pounds of good weight once in Feld's program. I know that ideally Mario wants bigger LBs with speed but IMO the speed and ability these kids would bring to the LB position cannot be overlooked and as I mentioned I'm sure that they have the right frames to add the necessary weight/muscle. Linebackers with this kind of speed, instincts, explosion, freak athleticism and hitting/tackling ability haven't been seen on Greentree in a long time. Let's get them here.

You are correct in that the weaver twins weren’t your typical LB prospects bc neither player the position in HS but that’s mostly irrelevant bc we’ve signed many stand up rushers in the past who went on to become good LBs.

One thing weaver twins did not lack is quick twitch speed. Both kids were sun 4.4 kids and they were excellent special teamers that did not shy away from contact.
 
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I dropped 15 but I’m a naturally bigger dude I put it on easy. I ran at 185. I played in high school at 200

Yup, just depends on the individual. Frames on people are all over the place and height.

A lot of football players haven't even put on much weight for football to begin with to lose.
 
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