[quote] Perhaps no member of the 2013 class has made a more surprising move than defensive end Charles Harris. Pinkel's staff has made a habit out of finding under-the-radar recruits and hidden gems. But Harris is an extreme example, even for the Tigers. A week before National Signing Day last February, Harris was planning to attend Missouri Western State College when Mizzou assistant Andy Hill invited him to Columbia for an official visit. A few days later, the Tigers offered Harris a scholarship.? "I don't think he did a lot of weight training, things like that, but we saw this raw kid athletically. We watched his film and you didn't see a guy who was really a very good football player, but you saw an athlete with size," Pinkel said. "We got some of his basketball film. I saw as much of his basketball film as anything so we knew he was a really good athlete. ?"Now the intangibles. Is he going to be mentally tough? Will he be physical? A lot of those things you didn't see. Guess what? We hit on all of them. He's smart, he's a competitor, he's mentally tough, he's physically tough and he's got great desire. Those intangibles, if two of those didn't work, he probably wouldn't have played much. Ding, ding." Harris and fellow redshirt freshman Marcus Loud are Mizzou's second-stringers at defensive end as spring ball opens. And they've impressed the starters already. "Charles, he's such a hard worker. I mean, this kid, when everybody's at home, he's at the indoor doing drills by himself. He'll work out in the morning at six a.m. and come in and do the next workout at 2:30," Shane Ray said. "A guy with a work ethic like that, I feel like he doesn't have a ceiling. You keep working like that, you're going to do nothing but get better. That's gonna carry that kid and I can't wait to see what he does." ?"That's a pretty good story," Pinkel said. "I think you're going to see a player who's going to be a really impact player." LINK
I think Harris is going to end up being a stud for us. Have heard nothing but good things regarding him.