Michael Harris

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 190

Prospect Info

  • High School Lake Brantley
  • City Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Maryland Terrapins

  • Jersey #31
  • Class SO

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  • Class 2023
  • Committed 2/1/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 04/03/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Projection

Power-5 Starter

A linebacker that some might mistake for a safety given his size. Grew up in Jamaica where he played primarily soccer with his twin brother before moving to the United States and eventually finding the game of American football. Uses explosive, fast-twitch muscle fibers to shoot into the backfield and create negative plays. Spatial awareness allows him to make a difference in zone coverage while aggressive hand checks and straight-line speed make him competitive in 1-on-1 situations. Has progressed immensely from a technical standpoint over the past two years or so, but must keep learning and developing as a back-seven defender if he’s going to be able to make an impact on Saturdays for a Power Five program. Missed a good chunk of his junior season with an upper extremity injury, but quickly bounced back and was able to turn some heads a few months later at the Florida’s state track meet when he took second in the long jump. Will need some time to mature, and must embrace the coaching he will receive moving forward, but athletic profile suggests that he can eventually play all three downs at the next level and emerge as a multi-year stater in the middle. Biggest question mark moving forward will revolve around the ability to add weight with his frame limitations. However, could easily carve out role in a defensive unit that wants to get creative and play fast in hopes of slowing down up-tempo passing attacks.

H.S. Athletic Background

Born in Jamaica where he and his twin brother grew up playing soccer ... Also does track and field at the high school level and reports an offer to run/jump for the Naval Academy … As a junior, placed 2nd in the long jump at the Florida 4A state track meet with a 22’-8.5” effort. That was after winning a district title in the event a few months prior … During 10th grade track season was a member of a 4x100 team that captured silver at states … Owns personal bests of 11.10 in the 100-meter dash, 22.60 in the 200-meter dash and 23’-2.5” in the long jump.

2022: As a senior, totaled 104 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 2 PBU. Also forced 3 fumbles and blocked 3 FGs. Helped Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley make the first round of Florida’s new 4M playoffs.

2021: Only appeared in six games due to injury. Ended up totaling 48 tackles, 2 QBH, 1 sack, 1 FR and 1 FF for a Lake Brantley squad that competed in the Sunshine State’s highest classification.

2020: Attended Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley where he played American football for the first time.

-- Andrew Ivins

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