HAVELOCK - Anthony Harris said he has played multiple positions on the football field as long as he can remember - all the way back to Pop Warner.

Pop Warner ball was also the last time he said he started a game as quarterback.

That will change this season as the four-star Tennessee commit will be under center for Havelock.

Harris, listed at 6-foot-1, 160 pounds, has been playing safety for the Rams in his career.

"I enjoy it, played it when I was little so I'm used to the position, it's just a new level now," Harris said. "I'm 100 percent confident that I can make the throws I'll need to to go with being a runner."

Harris will be the first dual-threat quarterback the Rams have had since Pharoh Cooper in 2012 - that worked out pretty well for Havelock with a state championship.

Harris is following the brothers Sabdo as Travis and Zach were more traditional passing QBs.

Havelock head coach Caleb King, who was the defensive coordinator in that 2012 season with Cooper, said there are a lot of similarities in the two guys but also it's a bit different.

"Anthony has had a great summer for us and I'm right there with him - I'm fully confident in what he can do for us," King said.

"Much like Pharoh, Anthony's football I.Q. is his biggest attribute - guys like that you tell them something one time and they've got it."

Harris will now be dodging the hits instead of delivering them but he's accustomed to that too.

He punts for the Rams as well and will definitely be a part of some special sets and plays.

"Senior year, we are just ready to go out and play and get started," Harris said.

The Rams are already motivated coming off the state championship loss to Charlotte Catholic in December.

They start the season with West Craven Aug. 17.

 

Jordan Honeycutt can be reached at 252-635-5670 or at jordan.honeycutt@newbernsj.com