There was a recruiting frenzy about two weeks ago now. It started with Derrick Mitchell committing to Iowa on June 21. The Hawkeyes then saw 5 more commits in the next 3 days. So it's time for me to catch up.

Andre Harris was the first of those 5 commits. He is a receiver from Kirkwood, MO (a suburb of St. Louis) and is kind of the typical unheralded guy that Iowa likes to find (Illinois was his only other reported offer).

High School

For Kirkwood High School, Harris had a decent individual year as a junior. On offense he recorded 22 receptions for 288 yards and 3 TDs. On the other side of the ball he had 29 tackles and 4 INTs. As a team, though, Harris had a great year. Kirkwood went through the regular season undefeated and made it all the way to the Missouri Class 5 title game before losing.

Quick Analysis

There were no videos that I could find of Harris and the scouting services don't have him ranked (Rivals, Scout, 247sports, ESPN). So it's pretty hard to evaluate him. It is easy, however, to guess why he was offered by Iowa: speed. It's something Greg Davis has talked about openly that he wants out of his receivers and it's something that Iowa doesn't really have at this point. Harris has been timed at a 4.42 in the 40, so the speed is definitely there.