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Cornerback Recruit 'Speechless' After Iowa Scholarship Offer

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 05: A general view of the exterior of Land Shark Stadium as the Iowa Hawkeyes get set to play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

It's always an exciting time in a high school athlete's life when he or she gets a scholarship offer for the school they like. But the reaction that three-star cornerback Jermari Harris had when he found out he was getting an offer from Iowa might have been one of the best.

In an interview with HawkeyeReport, Harris admitted that he was "speechless" and expressed his belief that he has exactly what the team needs.

"I was speechless," said Harris. "He said I’ve been patient with them and I am what they’re looking for in a Hawkeye."

Harris went on to compliment the coaches and the administration, and said that the school made him and his family "feel at home."

"I really like the professionalism of the program at Iowa where everything’s done for a reason," Harris said. "The coaching staff really made me and my family feel at home and welcomed us with open arms."

Should he choose to accept the offer from Iowa, he would be joining a unit that ranked 11th in points allowed in the FBS, giving up only 17.8 points per game.

The Hawkeyes finished the season with a 9-4 record and an upset win over Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl.

247Sports rates Harris as top-2000 prospect, a top-200 cornerback, and the No. 42 prospect from the state of Illinois.

Harris made an unofficial visit last year, but is slated to make his official visit to Iowa on Friday. He previously made visits to Ball State and North Dakota State.