A few weeks ago, Kyani Harris could barely contain his excitement.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound receiver out of City College of San Francisco was receiving interest from programs like Utah State, Illinois and Hawaii. He felt like he was on the verge of earning the offer that would allow him to continue his career at the Division I level.
Now, just a few days away from the start of the junior college midyear transfer period, he looks forward to the changes ahead.
“It’s an anxious feeling,” he said. “And I’m a little nervous at the same time. Wherever I end up going it’s going to be a different environment that I have to adapt to. I’m excited overall.”
Most of the programs he has spoken to have told him they were highly interested in him. He is confident he will land at one of the schools recruiting him, it is just a matter of finding the right fit both for the university and Harris.
“We’ve got some good recruits up at City, so I know somebody is going to pull some strings for me and get me somewhere,” he said.
Harris was an important part of the Rams’ program in 2012, helping the team get to the California Community College Athletic Association title game. City College of San Francisco fell to Bakersfield College, 35-14, but Harris hauled in a championship game record 20 passes for 266 yards. He hauled in two 56-yard touchdown passes.
“He kept feeding me the ball,” Harris said of his quarterback, Andrew Spivey. “I just had to make the plays.”
While he would have traded the catches for a championship, his performance stands out when college coaches inquire about the sophomore.
“I had to go out there and show out,” Harris said. “That’s what I did. It felt right the whole week. The whole season I’ve been working hard. I was there and I just had to ball out. I left it all out there.”