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Duquesne Offers Ohio Freshman Josiah Harris



Most of the biggest concerns of a high school freshman are adjusting to a new school, going to the right classroom and getting a girlfriend.

Due to his athletic ability, Canton, Ohio freshman Josiah Harris has bigger things that he’s dealing with.

Duquesne and Keith Dambrot became the latest school to offer Harris this week.

Consider that for a minute. Harris hasn’t even played in his first high school game and he’s received a handful of Division I offers, including his latest one from Duquesne.

Courtesy of Josiah Harris

“I just think all of this is a blessing,” Harris told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I just thank God everyday for blessing me and I’m just going to keep working hard everyday to keep getting better.”

Getting this sort of attention isn’t the norm and although he’s confident, all this has caught Harris a bit off-guard.

“It’s really surprised, I never thought all this would be happening so soon,” said Harris. “I think what’s stood out to coaches us my work ethic, my versatility on the court, my height (6-foot-6), my wingspan (6-foot-11) and that I’m still growing.”

Despite being so young, Harris has some familiarity with Duquesne and their head coach.

”I think getting the offer from them is amazing,” said Harris. “I love Duquesne. This summer, they invited me to one of their camps. I went out there, played for them and they really liked me. Then they’ve come to watch me in our open gym practices and offered me.”

Courtesy of Josiah Harris

”I think Coach Dambrot is a great coach and I love the passion he has for the game. I also like how he looks for talent in Ohio not just Pennsylvania. He still goes back to where he’s from and recruits.”

Speaking of recruiting, Harris tells me that he now has offers from Duquesne, Kent State, Akron, Youngstown State and is getting attention from Xavier, Ohio State, Virginia and George Washington.

That list will no doubt continue to grow over the next four years.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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