College football is back, and I couldn't be happier about it. It feels like we started this countdown just the other day, and now we are sitting here at the front door crying as it takes its bags to leave us for its first day of college. Tomorrow the masses will flock to the intramural fields or Chauncey Hilll to tailgate and breakfast club. The colors of old gold and black will seen all over the West Lafayette community. Friends, let us raise our glasses high as we welcome a new season for our Purdue Boilermakers.
The final player in our countdown is a cornerback who has been a nice contributor to this team and could very well start next season when Josh Johnson graduates.
Normando Harris - Jr.
Hometown: Miami, FL (Monsignor Pace HS)
6'1", 180 pounds
2012 Projection: reserve at cornerback
Harris joined the Boilers in 2010 and immediately began to make plays. He made two starts in the six games that he played in as a true freshmen. In those six games he managed to rack up 11 total tackles and a forced fumble. His best game was against IU where he recorded three tackles and a forced fumble. So suck on that IU! (double crotch chop)
Last season, Harris played in all 13 games and made four starts. His season totals where 22 total tackles and a broken up pass. These numbers aren't anything to jump to your feet about, but Harris has demonstrated that he is a solid backup and a good tackler. Harris is a great nickel back and will most likely see the majority of his minutes come from that spot. Harris gives us great depth at a position that we are already strong at, and that is something a lot of teams can't say.
That's it, we're done here folks. The fat lady has sang and this is all she wrote. See you tomorrow at Ross Ade. The Train Is Coming.