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Damien Harris wins Hornung Award, enjoys visit with Bama coaches

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Damien Harris needed only seven games to prove himself to the Paul Hornung Award voters. The nation’s No. 1 running back was named the winner of the award given to Kentucky’s best high school football player for his 1,474 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2014.

He celebrated the honor by visiting with Nick Saban and Alabama special assistant Kevin Steele Tuesday afternoon.

Bama is making a STRONG push late in the game.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for Damien Harris wins Hornung Award, enjoys visit with Bama coaches



  1. sammydog
    5:37 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    I hope he comes to Kentucky but it is probably in his best interest to choose Bama for no other reason than their offensive line wil be better able to protect him



  2. BeastCat
    5:49 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    I believe he will be a Cat……..



  3. Billy Mays Here
    6:26 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Earlier in the season I was rather confident in Harris to UK, but I am now feeling like he will pick Alabama. Yet, truthfully, it is not in his best interest to go to Alabama, all things considered.

    In their new offense, they are playing up-tempo with more of a spread feel than their prior multiple-back pro set. Using the available stats, this season, in Kiffin’s offense, Alabama is down to running the ball basically half of the time, down from two-thirds of the time over the past few years. Now, consider with running the ball less, they are getting a gridlock in their RB stable. They have 7 elite underclassmen RBs that stepped on campus as a who’s who of 4- or 5-stars including 4 state players of the year, one national player of the year, the all-time high school rushing record holder, etc. Over the past 18 months, three former Top 10 RBs have transferred from Alabama over lack of playing time (to Auburn, Tennessee, and Colorado State).

    Though Yeldon will likely leave for the NFL, it does not mean a single spot will open up. Moreover, Harris will come in the highest rated RB ever and immediately get heavy playing time at UK; neither would be true at Alabama. Saban already has one commitment from another 2015 Top 10 RB. It is not unfeasible to think Saban will sign even more RBs this year (in 2013, he signed four RBs). He has currently offered 24 RBs, and if they flip none of those who have committed elsewhere, there are still 9 undecided.



  4. bouzoukiman
    7:44 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    And still no word on our new OC.