Dayall Harris putting past behind him in Miami

Dayall Harris putting past behind him in Miami

David Perez
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During Miami’s scrimmage last week, redshirt sophomore Dayall Harris proved that making plays on the field is like second nature to him.

“I think it was a broken assignment by the defense,” Harris said while describing a big play he made last week. “The corner had stayed hard at 10, and I just ran by him and he threw it over the top -- made the play.”

Harris has made a lot of plays thus far throughout camp, and teammates around him have taken notice.

“He’s fast, he’s agile, he’s quick -- he’s a consistent receiver,” Rosier said after practice Tuesday. "The big thing with him is just give him the ball in space and let him make moves.”

Dayall Harris has made many moves on the field so far as a ‘Cane, but the several moves he has made off the field brought him to Miami this summer.

Out of Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi, Harris was a four star prospect when he graduated in 2014. Harris signed with Ole Miss on National Signing Day, and entered camp with hands most recruiting analysts hailed as his greatest asset.

During his freshman year; however, Harris was redshirted in Oxford, and was later suspended in 2014 due to ‘minor incidents’. Later on the next year in 2015, word came out that Harris was leaving Ole Miss, and the 6’3” athlete signed with Copiah-Lincoln Community College in the fall.

The school might have been rivals with East Mississippi Community College, the JUCO school referred to as “Last Chance U” by Netflix, but Harris was certainly playing out his final opportunity with stakes equally as high as those the characters dealt with in Netflix’s documentary series.

Not only did Harris respond to the challenge with his career on the line, but the 193 pound receiver amassed over 500 yards receiving in only 9 games, and helped the Wolfpack beat EMCC during the year.

“Junior college really, like, humbled me,” Harris said. “Junior college -- it showed me that you can have everything one day and the next day everything [can] be taken away. So, just taking a lot of things for granted that I took when I was at Ole Miss going JUCO, I wish that I had all the resources -- the tutoring, and the little snacks that I never ate.”

Despite having less resources than a Division 1 school, Harris had a great season at Copiah-Lincoln, and moved his way towards the #85 ranking in 247sports.com’s top 100 junior college player rankings. Harris then signed with the Miami Hurricanes in February, and enrolled on May 16th, intent on making an impact every day.

just come out and work,” Harris said on Tuesday. “Coach Dugans texts my phone, he’ll call me just to remind me like -- ‘I ain’t bring you down here to joke around, so get after it, make sure you are studying your playbook’.”

And since he got to Miami, Harris has played as hard as any receiver on the field.

“He’s ready to compete too, he makes a lot of plays for us,” redshirt senior Malcolm Lewis said. “He’s a tall guy, so he’s going up to grab the ball for us. I kind of like the energy he brings to our room too.”

Harris has brought energy to a rejuvenated program in Coral Gables, but even through all of his changes during the past two years, his mindset has stayed the same.

“No, I always have the same mentality,” Harris said. “Come out and kill everything I do, come out and attack everything I do.”
 

Comments (20)

Many here didn't think he was fast, but his teammates think otherwise. So far his former teammate at Ol miss has been right in that he felt he was just as good as Treadwell. Still of course we have to see what he does on Saturdays.
 
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Can your past be anywhere but behind you [MENTION=14685]David Perez[/MENTION]? I feel like there is a different word for current past and yet to occur past.
 
Dayall is going to have a big season for us. Another pickup a lot of people slept on that is going to pay huge dividends especially with Cager being out.
 
Is his name pronounced exactly how it spelled? Day-all?

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I watched his post practice interview. He said he came into Miami at 6'3" 187. Now he is 6'3" 207 with 7% bodyfat. That's beastly right there with his speed.
 
Can your past be anywhere but behind you [MENTION=14685]David Perez[/MENTION]? I feel like there is a different word for current past and yet to occur past.

You wanna start threads dissin us show yo ass up to lot 12 blue lot bro. We rep for our city and team what about you? Wanna be a keyboard gangsta but none of yall *****es wanna man up and come face us. Keep hidin behind this ****. We dem blue lot boyz 1000 deep on game days. We bout dat bodybag lyfe--come see bout us if you wanna talk ****. Dade county, hialeah, west kendall, stand da **** up!
 
I watched his post practice interview. He said he came into Miami at 6'3" 187. Now he is 6'3" 207 with 7% bodyfat. That's beastly right there with his speed.

Man, we're starting to look like a real team again.
 
Many here didn't think he was fast, but his teammates think otherwise. So far his former teammate at Ol miss has been right in that he felt he was just as good as Treadwell. Still of course we have to see what he does on Saturdays.

It's great to hear considering our WR depth. But I do also remember a lot of people shatting on him for his speed, granted right now he is just a Greentree hero but it's encouraging to hear he's making plays.
 
The roster lists him as a RS Sophomore, so he would have three years to play three.
 
How many years does he have to play here at the U?

He has 3 years to play at Miami. He's a RS Sophomore

I think he's going to be a great player here. Love his skillset, his size/athleticism and mindset
 

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