Hezekiah Harris broke down the film with new Army offensive coordinator Drew Thatcher and quarterbacks coach Cody Worley during his West Point visit.
Harris, a quarterback from St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), had researched what the Black Knights’ offense could look like in the future before his trip. The more that Harris watched with Thatcher and Worley, the more excited he was about the direction Army’s offense is headed.
Army’s offense switch (from triple option to shotgun based) factored into Harris’ commitment.
Harris revealed on Signing Day (Wednesday) that he will continue his football career at Army, choosing the Black Knights over Navy and Air Force.
“We ran a lot of the stuff (on Army film) that I saw at St. Thomas Aquinas,” said the 6-foot-2, 182-pound Harris, who goes by the nickname “Champ.” “It’s in the shotgun and it looks like what offenses are starting to look like more now in the game of football. It’s all the stuff that I ran throughout my football career.”
Harris led St. Thomas Aquinas to an undefeated season and a 2022 state championship. He threw for 1,743 yards and 24 touchdowns with just three interceptions, Harris, an all-Broward County first-team pick, added 343 rushing yards and seven TDs.
The quarterback’s final three schools were Army, Navy and Air Force. Each academy had their coaches pay Harris a home visit last week.
“I sat down and talked with my parents about the pros and cons of all three academies and I ultimately made the decision to go with Army,” Harris said.
Harris gave his verbal commitment to Army Saturday, speaking with Thatcher, Worley and head coach Jeff Monken. He had visited West Point in last March and the weekend of January 20-22.
Harris plans on going directly to Army. More film watching lies ahead.