October 7, 2008

What sold Harris on staying in-state?

Colorado became the first program to offer Jack Harris a scholarship last December.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive tackle from Parker (Colo.) Chaparral listed the Buffaloes as his early recruiting favorite.

But then a host of other colleges entered the mix.

Oregon, Texas Tech, Washington, Arizona State, Vanderbilt and Colorado State all extended a scholarship offer.

"There was a brief bit of time this summer that I thought I was going to leave the state of Colorado for college," Harris admitted. "I really thought Vanderbilt or Oregon would be the right place for me. That was my thinking for a little bit of time during the summer."

What sold him on wanting to stay in-state?

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