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- Position: Quarterback
- Rivals recruiting rank: Ranked as the No. 206 player overall in the Class of 2008.
- Miami career: The Hurricanes’ starting quarterback since splitting time with Robert Marve as a freshman, Harris has shown flashes of brilliance but also had repeated bouts of inconsistency. He is expected to be Miami’s senior starter this season.
Jacory Harris was one of dozens of Hurricanes players named by Nevin Shapiro in recorded interviews with federal agents. During those interviews, the booster admitted supplying benefits to an array of Miami players from 2002 to 2010. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:
• Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion.
• Pool tournaments for cash at Shapiro's home.
• Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs on a handful of occasions.
In Shapiro's words
• "Jacory came by. He was at my house a number of times. We played pool. He was part of the pool tournament where I put cash in each pocket. It was a double elimination tournament. There was about $500 in pool. He was there at my house a number of times [and] in the clubs with me a few times. He was around a lot of stuff."
Nevin Shapiro's cell phone providers condensed his calling records from 2002 to 2008 and deleted the booster's text messaging records prior to 2009. Despite a significant portion of his records being expunged, Yahoo! Sports was able to identify 90 calls or texts between Shapiro and Jacory Harris from July 2009 to December 2009. This is a page showing communication between the booster and a phone number linked to Harris. PDF file
This page from Shapiro's October 2008 American Express Platinum card statement shows a charge of $1,610.51 which the booster identified as a tab for alcohol in his VIP section at Cameo Theatre following Miami's home loss to Florida State that season. Shapiro said he entertained at least five players in his section that night, including Robert Marve, Randy Phillips, Jacory Harris, Dedrick Epps and Gavin Hardin. PDF file
Did not return a message left on his cell phone.