When the opportunity came to attend a football camp in Colorado, Simeon Harris knew he couldn’t pass it up.
This prompted him to choose a different path for his future.
A cornerback from Benicia (California) High School, Harris originally committed to Fresno State in February, but attended a camp at CU last month, received a scholarship offer at the camp and chose Wednesday to commit to the Buffs. .
“It’s always been a dream to go to a Power 5 school and compete at that level,” Harris said. “It was great to go to that camp and see the campus and all the opportunities they had.”
Harris said he and CU cornerback coach Demetris Martin had been in touch for some time and it was important to get to camp.
“We built a good relationship,” Harris said. “Having gone to camp and being with him personally and being coached by him was really great and really excited me. It played a big part in my decision.
“My film is good, but they wanted to see me and I really wanted to see them and be coached by them. I learned a new press technique in man coverage and a lot of things I’d never heard before because everybody Coaches differently. I took away that we were going to compete. That’s the big thing I took away from him.”
The 6-foot, 170-pound Harris is listed by 247Sports.com as an athlete but projects to play corner or safety at CU.
Harris has received a three-star rating from 247Sports and a two-star rating from Rivals.com. In addition to CU and Fresno State, they have offers from the Air Force, the State of Colorado, and the State of Utah. Harris said he has spoken with Oregon, Washington state and other Pac-12 schools.
Harris adds a growing number of defenders to CU’s 2022 commit list, including Eric Conley, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive lineman at Fort Bend Travis High School in Richmond, Texas, who committed last week .
The Buffs have 12 players for the 2022 class, eight of whom are on defense.