D.I.T.R: Kaleb Harris

Kaleb Harris is a 6’1″ 190 lb Free Safety for Thompson High School in Alabaster, AL. Kaleb is a very physical safety with great hit power and great downhill force. A lot of Kaleb’s highlight plays are him jarring the ball lose from receivers who almost completed the catch. His size is great for a high school free safety, although teams may want him to gain more weight moving on to the next level. Last year as a junior, Kaleb had 58 total tackles and 2 tackles for loss in only 11 games played. He also had 5 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery. Watching Kaleb’s play style is way more beneficial than looking at his stats. Check out our Q&A below to get to know Kaleb even better!

  1. Can you tell us your name and position on the football team?
    • Kaleb Harris, Free Safety.
  2. What made you decide to play football in high school?
    • Playing football is something that I’ve always done and not something I particularly chose growing up.
  3. What are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced on the field?
    • Last year i tore my MCL, and I was doubting myself when I came back.
  4. How do you motivate yourself when things get tough during a game?
    • I like to use my frustration and energy to impact my play style during a tough game.
  5. What do you think sets you apart from other players on your team?
    • My mindset is the thing that sets me apart from my teammates. I will do whatever it takes to get the win, mentally.
  6. Can you talk about a moment in your football career that you’re particularly proud of?
    • There is no particular moment in my career that I am very proud of. I am my biggest critic and am always looking at what I could have done better.
  7. How do you handle the pressure of being an important player on the team?
    • Pressure does not affect me because no matter what role you play you will have pressure. Pressure is what makes diamonds.
  8. How do you balance football and your academic studies?
    • Thompson is a very academic friendly school, allowing me to get most of my school work done during school hours.
  9. What have you learned about teamwork through playing football?
    • Focusing on your own job and what your individual assignment is more important than overcompensating for others.
  10. Can you describe your pre-game ritual or superstitions?
    • I like to listen to music and hang with my teammates before the games, no special rituals or routines. I am most liekly listening to Youngboy, Whop beezy, or Lil baby.
  11. Who is your biggest inspiration or role model in the sport off football?
    • I like to watch Kam Chancellor or Karl Joseph in the NFL.
  12. How do you stay physically and mentally prepared for each game?
    • Game prep starts in the off season. Two-a-day’s and summer workouts help break down the body to build it back up again. It is easy to tap into this mental state when you have been using it all year long.
  13. What are your goals for the future, both on and off the football field?
    • I want to play great during my senior year ans subsequently, make it to college. I haven’t thought too far ahead into the future.
  14. What advice would you give to young aspiring football players?
    • You have to find something that motivates you to play at the next level. Being overlooked by everyone my entire life has always motivated me to go even harder.
  15. What do you hope to achieve with your football career in the future?
    • I ultimately want to make it to the highest level of football. I will use football for my future and anything that it can help me accomplish in any of my future life paths.

Kaleb Harris has offers from Alabama State, Appalachian State, Arkansas, Auburn, and Florida State. He still has one more year to go out there and show his talent. Hopefully Kaleb can garner more offers in his next year’s journey. Whatever happens, he will still be a great person and great team player in the future.

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