Madison Southern RB Harris in elite company

Herald-Leader Staff ReportMarch 11, 2014 

Madison Southern's Damien Harris ran for a touchdown against Madison Central, one of his 42 scores last season.

MATT GOINS — Herald-Leader Buy Photo

Madison Southern running back Damien Harris is one of UK’s top recruiting targets for the Class of 2015. He’s also considered the No. 1 overall player at his position by, making him a recruiting priority for several top programs across the country.

If Harris holds on to his current ranking, he’ll be on the same list as star running backs such as Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush and Jonathan Stewart, all of whom arrived at college as the No. 1 running back in their class. But there have been other, less successful players who have left high school with the No. 1 designation too.

Visit Ben Roberts' Next Cats blog to take a look at’s top-ranked high school running backs since 2002.

Read more UK football and UK basketball recruiting news on our Next Cats web sites.

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