Tuesday, June 3, 2008

COUNTDOWN TO UGA-GSU: 88 Days

#88 Kenneth Harris, SE
6’3’’, 205; Cherryville, NC, (Cherryville High School Ironmen), Senior


Harris was a semi-highly touted recruit in the 2004 wide receiver class that included some awesome talent such as Calvin Johnson, Early Doucet, D.J. Hall, and Sidney Rice. Harris was the #1 WR out of North Carolina according to Rivals.com. UGA won the battle with the N.C. State Wolfpack for Harris’ signature. I only mention this because the UGA baseball team hopes to have similar success over the Wolfpack this weekend.

I’ve been waiting for 3 years for Kenneth to have his “breakout” year and put that big wide receiver body to good use. The hype was there on the message boards coming out of high school for Harris. This may be the year. As of today, the senior sits on the top of the depth chart. Additionally, Harris was named the Best All-Around Offensive player after spring practice.

So where do we go from here? Harris only caught 4 passes in the 2007 campaign. That’s right 4 passes. I had to go back and see if he was injured because he had 15 catches for 305 yards in 2006.

Harris can be a valuable possession receiver for the Dawgs this year. While the hype was probably too much, Harris can still contribute greatly to the team this year and I can only hope he will make some very important catches for first downs against Auburn or Tennessee or Arizona State.

DEPTH CHART ANALYSIS: Harris is currently listed as #1 on the depth chart ahead of Kris Durham, Walter Hill, and Tavarres King. I fully expect Harris and Durham to split time on the field in 2008. I suppose all the hype was on T. King until the infection sidelined him for some of spring practice. I don’t look for Harris to be a big part of the offense this year, but I’d like to see him get 20-25 catches. Good Luck #88 in 2008.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is good to see that the coaches are on Kenneth Harris' side this season.

For some reason, they refused to play him last year. He was our best receiver in 06 and rarely was in the game at the right moment. Fortunately, he was inserted for the last drive against Tech, otherwise we would have lost that game. His big catch to open the drive started the momentum.

Anonymous said...

Kenneth Harris will without a doubt play a crucial role in the University of Georgia offense this year. The hype was by no means too much. He just had fiqure out what his passions consisted of, and while it took him 3 years to do so, he has finnaly done just that. kenneth Harris is going to be unstoppable in 2008. Mark my words.