Havelock defensive back Jeffrey Harris took over the role of enforcer on the back end of the Rams' defense the past several years.

Next season, he is heading the junior college (JUCO) route and attending Independence Community College in Independence, Kan.

The 6-foot-2 Harris also served as a receiver for the Rams on offense.

In 2016, he made 39 tackles (seven for loss), blocked a punt, forced a fumble and had four interceptions.

He also caught three passes for 50 yards.

As a junior in 2015, Harris made 59 tackles (nine for loss), had a sack, two forced fumbles and a blocked field goal.

"He's going out there to play safety," Havelock coach Caleb King said.

"He's a physical player that's versatile on defense and he just needs to increase his one-on-one coverage ability and gain more exposure."

Kansas is a hot bed for JUCO football as many NFL and Division-I players have attended schools there in the past.

"Kansas is very fertile for D-I recruiters right now because they essentially have an open door policy," King said.

"They don't have scholarship restrictions out there and it is a great opportunity for Jeffrey to get seen and play with some great players."


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