Three star WR Taj Harris’ superior athleticism doesn’t just stop on the football field. It translates to the basketball court as well. Harris got the go-ahead to play both sports from Orangemen coaches.
Harris sat down with SU men’s basketball assistant coach Adrian Autry on Saturday and has the go-ahead from both coaching staffs to be a two-sport athlete as long as he keeps his grades up.
“That’s the plan,” Harris said.
Hailing from Palmyra High out of New Jersey, Harris finished with 1,431 total yards (441 passing/600 rushing/390 receiving) and 16 total touchdowns (7/6/3). Syracuse plans to play him at wide receiver. Harris is excited to play in the Orange’s up-tempo, spread offense and likes the idea of playing for “Wide Receiver U.”
On the court, Harris scored over 1,000 points in his career. He averaged 25.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.6 steals per game for Palmyra last season. He received some D-1 offers for basketball as well. Almost all of the schools recruiting him for football said that he could play both sports.
One thing is for sure: Harris is a superb athlete. Orange fans will love seeing him light it up in the Carrier Dome. Only question will be is if he’s doing it with a football or basketball in his hands.