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Oregon Ducks Football Recruiting: Tennessee Volunteers commit offered

The Oregon Ducks have offered 2013 three-star wide receiver Paul Harris, who has been committed to the Tennessee Volunteers for about four months. However, the recent tumult at Tennessee has caused Harris to take a look at some other options and a few teams have been contacting him as a result. The Vols have already fired Dennis Dooley, and there is a high chance that Harris decommits if wide receivers coach Darin Hinshaw ends up getting canned.

Oregon has thrown an offer into the ring for the Maryland recruit, and Harris has also been contacted by other big programs such as Michigan, Ohio State, and Maryland. Even though Oregon is the first team to have offered Harris since his commitment, all three of those mentioned teams have offered Harris.

The Frederick Douglass Senior High standout also has offers from Penn State, Virginia, East Carolina, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, USC, Washington, Mississippi State, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Hawaii, UNC, Ole Miss, Cal, Iowa, and N.C. State.

The 6’4″, 195 pound wideout has terrific hands and is a top weapon in the red zone. Harris is great at stretching the field vertically and making big plays downfield, and he uses his size well in order to make nice catches in traffic. The Opening attendee caught 12 touchdown passes for his high school last season and has some speed with a 4.46 forty.

Paul Harris is one of the top 500 recruits in the country and one of the more talented wide receiver prospects as well. Due to his big-play ability and size that would go well for downfield blocking, Harris would be a great fit for Oregon’s offense.

I guess the Ducks see that in the high-end three-star recruit, because they don’t normally offer committed prospects. The coaching staff probably believes that they have a great chance of getting Harris to flip, and they are probably the only team right now who could cause him to pull the trigger and flip to another program. We’ll see how involved the other schools get, and he has visited USC, Auburn, East Carolina, UNC, and Penn State at points during his recruitment.

Back in May, Harris named a top four of USC, Penn State, Tennessee, and Michigan.

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