Nathan Harris is biding his time. Kansas State assistant coach Alvin Brooks, III has been recruiting the 6’5″ forward, and recently K-State became the first major college to offer the senior-to-be a scholarship.
Though at present he holds many offers from mid- and low-major schools, Harris said he expects to have scholarship offers from both Oklahoma State and Texas soon. In an interview with GoPowerCat.com’s Rob Cassidy, Harris said:
I’ve heard that Oklahoma State and Texas are close to offering me. Tulane is close. Wichita State, Colorado are close. I’ve heard SMU and Oklahoma like me.
We’re supposed to be visiting Kansas State, soon. I’m setting up visits to Oklahoma State and Texas as well. I know Kansas State wants to get me up there soon.
The fact that the Wildcats are currently the only major college offering Harris a scholarship will certainly provide fodder for the message board boo-birds, who have decried Coach Bruce Weber’s recruiting tactics. But it should be noted that being the first major offer for a recruit can often put a school in the driver’s seat, once the recruit becomes more widely-pursued. And that very well could be the case here, as Harris is entering a very important stretch of AAU tournament play.
Harris plays AAU ball for the Dallas Mustangs. He averaged 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists during his junior year at Rowlett (TX) High. The next evaluation period for college coaches opens on July 11, at which point.