Scouting Report on Michaelee HarrisHow we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barton Simmons - 09/08/2009
- SpeedDivision I Player
- SizeDivision I Player
- StrengthDivision I Player
- AgilityDivision I Player
- Ball SkillsAs Good As It Gets
On the Hoof: Harris has long arms and big hands, allowing him to play much bigger than his listed height. Though he is fairly thin through the chest, he has continued to add strength to his build and will likely develop into a very physical receiver.
Needs Improvement: Straight-line speed is lacking for Harris. He is not going to run away from cornerbacks and does get caught from behind on occasion. With the ball in his hands, Harris can make the initial defender miss but rarely turns a short catch into a huge gain.
Most Impressive: Harris makes up for any lack of speed with elite route-running ability and phenomenal hands. He understands how to stem a defensive back and set up his cuts, always is in control of his body and changes directions with strength and explosion. Once the ball is in the air, Harris has great concentration, soft hands and is strong through the catch. Has the ability to make spectacular catches.
Conclusion: There will always be a place on the field for a player like Harris that can run great routes and catch anything thrown in his vicinity. With a little added strength and speed, Harris has the ability to be an incredibly productive target for a major college quarterback.
Barton Simmons is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He was an all-state performer for two-time state champion and nationally ranked Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy in high school and was a two-time All-Ivy selection as a safety at Yale.