Cordova, Ala.--The summer is always an exciting time for football prospects as summer camps and 7-on-7 tournaments make for a never-ending world of football if they so choose. It can also be the time when a player makes a name for himself in the recruiting world.
Such is the case with talented linebacker Maleki Harris. The Blue Devil speedster made plays all season long for Cordova as they made it to the state title game before coming up just short against Piedmont. Those highlight plays as a junior have set the stage for a productive summer.
“It has been busy the last two weeks but it has settled down some this week,” Harris says. “I’m sure it will pick up here in the next two weeks though. I have been to two camps so far, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.”
Showing the ability to run and the athleticism to cover in space, Harris said both camps have been very good for him in his hopes of playing major college football. It didn’t hurt his case that he ran a 4.5 40-yard dash at Mississippi State.
“They went very good,” Harris says. “I think I did good at both of them. I got good feedback from both coaching staffs. I thought I got an offer from Vanderbilt, but I didn’t. I did get an offer from Mississippi State though.”
Already holding offers from South Alabama, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Illinois and Kansas, Harris said getting an offer from the Bulldogs was big for a number of reasons.
“It means a lot to me,” Harris says. “Every kid in the South dreams of playing SEC football. When I got an offer from them it was very exciting.”
Planning to camp at Auburn on July 17th for the one-day Senior Camp and also at Mississippi State on the 23rd, Harris said he’s hoping to continue his productive summer by getting an offer from the Tigers.
“I’m looking to prove that I deserve a scholarship,” Harris says. “I think I’m already close to getting one. I just have to go down there and show up and perform, let them know I can play with anybody in the country. I like that I have control of it. If I come out and show up then it will be good.”