High School Football Senior Damien Harris’ Decision Looms

Updated: January 6, 2015
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When Alabama and Ohio State faced off in the first ever college football playoff, most of the country was watching. If you’re anything like me, you were hoping for the opposite of the beat down we witnessed Oregon put on Florida State. However, there was a high school senior in Berea, Kentucky that was paying special attention. That senior is 5-star running back Damien Harris. Harris is deciding on Friday between Alabama, Ohio State and Kentucky as his school of choice.


The Tide and the Buckeyes need no explanation as to why they are in the top three for Harris’ services.  Both schools are perennials when it comes to college football. If either school were to land him, Urban Meyer or Nick Saban would simply add another stallion to the stable. Ezekiel Elliot proved that the running back position is in good hands for the moment at OSU, and Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy are household names that spent time in Tuscaloosa and are now playing on Sundays.

Then there is Kentucky. The in-state school. A basketball school. A doormat of the SEC. While Kentucky has went and spent money on the football program such as reconstructing their Commonwealth Stadium and hiring a household football name in Mark Stoops — yes, he is the younger brother of the Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops — they still lost six straight games after starting 5-1, and missed yet another bowl season. This leaves Harris with the tough decision he must face before heading to college.

Does he want to continue the tradition at a powerhouse program? Or does he want to be the pioneer of a program that has never dreamed of being in the same sentence as Ohio State and Alabama. He is scheduled to decide Jan. 9, but he has already pushed his decision back from the original date of Dec. 13.


Austin Ramey


Photo Cred: Scott Reed (Scout.com)

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    January 10, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Nice piece.

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