Monday, November 18, 2013

Recruit Tracker: Damien Harris


November 15, 2013: Madison Southern beat Harlan (KY) Harlan by a score of 41-28. Harris had 21 carries for 341 yards and 6 touchdowns. He now has 207 carries for 2,530 yards and 41 total touchdowns on the year. Madison Southern is 10-1.

November 8, 2013: Madison Southern beat Lechter (KY) Central by score of 49-6. Harris had 6 carries for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns, caught 2 passes for 21 yards, and had a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown. Madison Southern is 9-1.

October 25, 2013: Madison Southern beat Stanford (KY) Lincoln County by a score of 49-14. Harris had 8 carries for 191 yards and 3 touchdowns (of 13, 18, and 70 yards). He now has 180 carries for 2,104 yards and 32 touchdowns.  Madison Southern is 8-1.

October 18, 2013: Madison Southern beat London (KY) North Laurel by a score of 56-28. Harris had 14 carries for 263 yards and 4 touchdowns, plus a 70-yard interception return. That brings him to 172 carries for 1,913 yards and 29 touchdowns. Madison Southern is now 7-1.

October 11, 2013: Madison Southern lost to Pulaski (KY) Pulaski by a score of 21-18. Harris had 35 carries for 257 yards and 2 touchdowns. He now has 158 carries for 1,650 yards and 25 touchdowns for the year. This was Madison Southern's first loss as they fell to 6-1.

October 4, 2013: Madison Southern beat Somerset (KY) Southwestern by a score of 44-6. Harris had 28 carries for 274 yards and 4 touchdowns. He now has 123 carries for 1,393 yards and 23 touchdowns on the season. Madison Southern is now 6-0.

September 27, 2013: Madison Southern beat London (KY) South Laurel by a score of 47-7. Harris had 8 carries for 114 yards and 4 touchdowns. He now has 95 carries for 1,119 yards and 19 touchdowns. Madison Southern is now 5-0.

September 13, 2013: Madison Southern beat Lexington (KY) Dunbar by a score of 21-19. Harris had 20 carries for 146 yards and 1 touchdown, along with a blocked extra point. He left the game around halftime due to what appeared to be a knee injury but did return. He now has 87 carries for 1,005 yards and 15 total touchdowns on the season. Madison Southern is now 4-0. Here's a video of his 80-yard touchdown run.

September 6, 2013: Madison Southern beat Richmond (KY) Madison Central by a score of 34-27. Harris had 31 carries for 315 yards and 3 touchdowns. He now has 67 carries for 877 yards and 14 total touchdowns on the year. Madison Southern is 3-0.

August 30, 2012: Madison Southern beat Williamsburg (KY) Whitley by a score of 56-14. Harris had 13 carries for 352 yards and 5 touchdowns. He now has 36 carries for 562 yards and 11 total touchdowns on the year. Madison Southern is 2-0.

August 23, 2012:
 Harris's Berea (KY) Madison Southern team beat Mt. Vernon (KY) Rockcastle by a score of 41-13. Harris had 23 carries for 210 yards and 5 rushing touchdowns, along with a 2-point conversion and a kickoff return for a touchdown. Madison Southern is 1-0.

14 comments:

  1. What's the general sense about Harris once he hits Big 10 competition? Is he going to light up whatever competition he faces? Or will he come back to "merely good" at that point? Thoughts?

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    1. That's really difficult to say. Who knows? But he's been tearing up the teams in his area since his freshman year. Obviously, he's not going to be averaging over 10 yards/carry when he gets to college, but he's considered to be a 5-star or high 4-star prospect, so people must think he's pretty good.

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  2. Not a very good outing not averaging 10 plus lol

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  3. check your math bro 263/14 is 17 shy of 20yds per carry and hes still averaging over 10yds a carry overall as well

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    1. That comment was made on October 8th.

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  4. check your math bro, 263 on 14 carries is 18.79 yds per carry and hes still averaging over 10 yds a carry over all at 11.12 yds per carry

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  5. Those numbers are ridiculous. When he gets to Michigan, him and Green will be great together.

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    1. Well, so far Green has shown no signs of being great, despite the hype, so I'll wait for Harris to actually do it on the field here before I get excited. There seems to be a persistent idea among the Michigan faithful that all that's needed for us to have a great team is to recruit top 10 classes and throw them onto the field, but that's a very mistaken notion. Texas and USC are prime examples that it isn't that easy. Both of those schools recruit lights out, but have struggled mightily on the field in recent years. Player development, fitting your recruits into an effective system, and game coaching and preparation are vital, and that's what Hoke and Co. Have yet to show that they can do at a top 10 level.

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    2. I've been impressed with Green so far in his limited action this season. He has held onto the football, and when he doesn't get hit in the backfield he has often fallen forward and gotten a few extra yards. He has generally shown off good vision with a few exceptions. Overall what you'd expect from a freshman RB of his size/skillset. He's not going to set the world on fire this year, but he has shown signs of looking solidly above average (I'd rank Fitz Toussaint as slightly above average).

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    3. Derrick Green looks like he looked as an underclassman in high school. He ran tentatively, wasn't decisive in his cuts, etc. Add to that the fact that the coaches are clearly harping about ball security, and he's just not running naturally right now. I wasn't high on Green when he was a sophomore/junior in high school, and he's sort of reverted to that running style. Once he gets comfortable with Michigan's plays, system, the speed of the game, etc., I'm hoping/assuming he'll run like he did as a senior in high school - with authority and decisiveness.

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  6. Just wondering. Due to the fact that Andrew stepped down, is there going to be no more interviews with recruits?

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    1. Interviews have fallen off partly due to that reason. Right now I don't have time to attempt any interviews myself, and the new guy we brought on has been having trouble contacting people. I hope to get them started again, though.

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  7. Well, he sure made up for last week's relatively subpar performance!

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