It was a quiet signing day for Nebraska football, as was expected. The program did however add three walk-on players to the team. The one that intrigues me the most is running back Isaiah Harris.
Harris already had ties with the program prior to Wednesday. He pledged to Nebraska football in November, but in have his paperwork done by the early signing date.
Harris was selected as a member of the Super-State First-Team by the Lincoln Journal Star after he played incredibly well this year. He rushed the ball 165 times for 1,859 yards and 27 touchdowns. He also proved to be a decent pass-catcher out of the backfield, snagging nine passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns.
Now, does Nebraska football need a running back at the moment? No. However, as a walk-on player, Harris is certainly welcome into the mix. Running back is proving to be a position that Nebraska has focused on. With the talent at the position, it has become one of the strongest position groups on the entire team. Especially with most of the commitments already taking place in December, adding Harris is just the cherry on top of what should be a good overall 2020 class. Time will tell if he can make his mark and separate himself from the rest of the running backs in the room.
It will be nice to see a local kid walk on to the roster and try to compete. There is no doubt that Harris has talent, that has been proven already. For him, it will probably be a question of whether or not he can crack the running back rotation.
Nevertheless, he intrigues me due to his talent and his size. He measures in at 5-foot-8, 180 pounds. He isn’t the biggest running back in the world, but a lot of times, smaller running backs are fast. I’ll be interesting to see if his play style can translate at the college level. One thing is for certain: Harris has made it this far, and you can’t take that away from him.