Meet Darnell Harris

Posted Dec 11, 2008

One player that Iowa State is currently showing interest in for the Class of 2011 is Hamilton (WI) High School's Darnell Harris. Cyclone Sports Report caught up with Darnell and his AAU Coach Ward Jenkins to see how his recruitment is going.

"The five schools that have been looking at me the most have been Marquette, Iowa State, Wisconsin, DePaul, and Kentucky," said Harris. "I would say that Iowa State is probably recruiting me the hardest out of all of them."

The 6-foot-8, 180-pound forward says that he already knows some of the current and future Cyclones. "I know D.G. (Diante Garrett) and Chim (Kadima)," he said. "I played AAU with Chim when we were back in middle school."

Darnell has also enjoyed his conversations with some of the Iowa State coaches. "I talked with Coach McDermott once and he was just telling me about the school and how the season is going," said Harris. "I also call and talk a lot with Coach T.J. (Otzelberger)and he seems real cool. I checks in with him and he is always asking me how I'm doing."

While Harris is still only a sophomore he feels that he might end up committing sooner than later. "I would like to commit to a school early," he said. "That way I would be done with it and I could just focus on my grades."

He recently took an unofficial visit to Iowa State with his AAU (Devin Harris Runnin Rebels)Coach Ward Jenkins for the UW-Milwaukee game and according to Jenkins, he really liked it. "Darnell really enjoyed the game and really liked Coach McDermott's offense," said Jenkins. "He's really a great shooter for a guy who is 6-foot-8 and likes that Iowa State shoots a lot of three-pointers."

Coach Jenkins says that Darnell is definitely wide open but that Iowa State has definitely made an early impact on him. "He's not ready to commit to any specific school yet but I know that he really likes Iowa State."

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