A different kind of visit for Quentin Harris

A different kind of visit for Quentin Harris

It was a different kind of visit for three star signal caller Quentin Harris over the weekend in Durham. That's because he was at Duke as a Blue Devil commit instead of a recruit. We spoke to Harris about the visit, his upcoming season, and what he's doing to recruit new teammates.

"Overall it was a great weekend at Duke," said Watertown (Conn.) Taft quarterback Quentin Harris. "It was very cool to be able to meet some of the other 2015 commits as well as being around the coaching staff for the first time since I made the decision. I really enjoyed acting as if I was already a Duke player, and getting to attend meetnigs and going through the locker room, and being able to run onto the field out of the tunnel."

Not only was it Harris' first time back in Durham since committing, it was the first chance the three star prospect had to be coached by his new offensive coordinator, Scottie Montgomery. That opportunity mixed in with the relief of no longer being recruited made for a different feel.

"It was alomst like I was coming home instead of just visiting. I got a glimpse of how the college experience would be, and knowing that the people I was working with - these coaches - will be around and will be there to coach me...it really just kind of foreshadowed how my college experience will be, and I loved it."

Attending campus as part of the Saturday Night Live camp, Harris made sure to hop on the field and participate early and often.

"I did all the on-field drills, and it was good for me. The coaches reminded me to follow through and to make sure I finish my throws each time."

Harris was also given a chance to peek at the demands of being a Division I quarterback, and while the opportunity is exciting, he knows there's going to be a learning curve.

"There is definitely a lot of terminology in their offense and the playbook and fine points are very dense, so I will need to really work on studying that. I think it helps that I am familiar with many of the schemes they use, and I believe I will be able to grasp concepts quickly."

On and off the field meetings with the coaches weren't the only points on the agenda either. Harris had a chance to meet several other recruits from the classes of 2015 and 2016. And while he doesn't presume to jump in with a full on recruiting pitch, he did offer his experience of Duke when asked.

"I think they were all really impressed with Duke and they loved the enviornment there. They really enjoyed the football tehy were seeing. In addition to talking with the other recruits, I had a chance to talk with Jamison Crowder and Anthony Boone as well. Both of them really talked a lot about their fondness of the coaching staff and the school itself."

And speaking of school, now that he knows where he'll spend the next five years, has Harris given any thought to a course of study?

"I haven't chosen anything specific just yet, but I'm looking inot the field of business or economics. I once did a business camp where you have a chance to shadow and portray senior offices in a company and groups were formed to react to mergers and acquisitions, looking at different forms and protocols. I really enjoyed that experience, and so that would be an early frontrunner in terms of a major."

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