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  Shariff Harris
Shariff Harris

Player Profile
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Newark, N.J.

High School:
St. Peter's Prep

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
RB

2009 Scouting Report: Bullish, downhill runner who will compete for the starting tailback assignment...toughness earned him a role last year on special teams, an area he again figures to contribute as a sophomore.

2008: Played in 13 games, primarily on special teams, to letter...also saw late game action at tailback...netted 21 yards on 12 carries on the year...had season highs in yards (12) and carries (six) at Connecticut.

2007: Redshirted as a true freshman...a scout team standout who was named Pitt's Offensive Prep Player of the Year by the coaching staff.

High School: One of New Jersey's top running backs as a senior at St. Peter's Prep...considered one of the top 10 overall prospects in the state by Scout.com...rushed for 1,410 yards and 17 touchdowns on 163 carries (8.7 avg.) as a senior...as a junior he primarily played linebacker but his sophomore season (at Marist High School) he rushed for more than 1,400 yards and scored 25 TDs...member of the 2006 MSG Network High School Heisman Team, which honors 23 of the top players from the Tri-State (New Jersey, New York and Connecticut) area...named to The Associated Press New Jersey All-State Team (third team)...three-time All-Hudson County...helped St. Peter's Prep to a two-year mark of 23-1 (.958) and consecutive berths in the New Jersey Non-Public Group IV championship game at Giants Stadium...helped the team gain a second consecutive trip to the state title game by rushing for 213 yards on just 18 carries (11.8 avg.) in a 21-7 victory over Seton Hall Prep in the semifinals...Harris scored two touchdowns in the victory, including an 80-yard TD run, and was named The Hudson Reporter Athlete of the Week for his performance...as a junior he helped St. Peter's to the state title with a 12-0 mark...rated the No. 18 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep...PrepStar All-East Region... Scout East "Hot 100" list...played under Coach Rich Hansen...selected to play in the Governor's Bowl (New Jersey vs. New York) and the New Jersey North-South All-Star Game.

Personal: Shariff Fred Harris, born 5/16/89, is the son of Bridget Wesley and Fred Harris...has three sisters and one brother...father was a receiver at Arizona State in the 1970s...communications major.