Dual-threat quarterback Treon Harris (Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington) won't settle for anything less than a championship this season.
Falling just short a season ago to Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles in the state championship has left a bitter taste on all of the Tornadoes' tongues. And all that hard work in the offseason is about to be put to use as Harris and his teammates get the new season going this week.
"We are working hard and competing good," said the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Harris.
"I want to win that national championship. I want to lead my team and go undefeated."
Booker T. Washington is very highly thought of entering the 2012 season, and as a result, Harris knows they will have everyone's attention. Sneaking up and being overlooked won't apply to this group, as they've got to match everyone else's intensity night in and night out.
"It is a big motivation," Harris said. "We can't just get hyped and go out and compete because everyone is going to give us their best shot and try to beat us. We have to come out with our fire too."
FIU, Florida State, Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi and South Florida have all offered Harris as an athlete so far. But he's not worried about that too much, as Harris knows it is early and that things will change.
"I haven't really been thinking about it too much," he explained. "It is good that I have offers, but I am still young."
Along with his teammates, Harris camped at a variety of places, including Florida State, over the summer. The Seminoles, who offered in the spring, have offensive coordinator and tight ends coach James Coley leading Harris' recruitment.
"He's a good guy," Harris said of Coley. "I like their offense. I like their coaches, their campus. I just like it. I love it."
Harris maintains a level playing field with no favorites at this point in his process.