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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: R.J. Harris, WR, University of New Hampshire

rj harrisEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

R.J. Harris

Where do you play college football?

University of New Hampshire

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

About 8-10

How did you choose your school?

I chose by sitting down with my family and seeing which school was the best fit for me.

Where are you from?

Anne Arundel county Maryland

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents are my biggest role models because they’ve always provided for me and my brother and made sure we were taken care of at all times.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Yes, we have a bunch of scouts come to our practices, and they all say they’re impressed with our team and how our practice flows.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball was my first love.

Did you play any other positions in football?

In high school I played both kick and punt returner.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I would say my knowledge of the game. I take pride in understanding defenses and taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves in a defense.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

The main thing I look for is tendencies. What do they do is certain down and distances and what techniques do they use.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I ever faced would probably be Dino Vasso. All American senior corner here at UNH my true freshman year.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

I would compare myself to Victor Cruz. Both from smaller schools, and can play both inside and out. Not the biggest guy, but always finds a way to get the job done.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest obstacle I have overcame would be the death of my grandfather my senior year of high school. In order to overcome it I just began playing every game in his honor and for him.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Before games I always throw up. I don’t know why and I don’t do it on purpose. It just happens.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength would be my route running, and catching ability.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would be my speed.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I would sell myself as a hard-worker, and someone who does the little things very well.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Michael Vick was definitely my favorite NFL player. Va Tech and Atlanta Falcons days.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Donovan McNabb, Martin Lawrence, Marcus Luttrell

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