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2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Andre Harris Jr, OL, Duke University

Andre Harris Jr the standout offensive lineman from Duke University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
Andre Harris Jr the standout offensive lineman from Duke University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds scout Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Andre Harris Jr
  • Position: OL
  • College: Duke University
  • Height: 6’4″
  • Weight: 315 lbs.
  • Twitter: @dredayharris
  • Instagram: @thedredayharris

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

Just watching my uncle and seeing him play the game at a high level and plus I was one of the biggest guys in my class so I knew I could get free college education using the sport and I just love the game.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

When I was at Arkansas State beating Kansas State on the road and beating Miami on the road this year at Duke and playing Alabama and Georgia.

What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?

Just leave my mark and prove taking a chance on myself to get into the NFL is successful and earning a spot on an NFL roster.

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

Trent Williams, he’s always been my favorite offensive lineman and I model my game after him so it would definitely be Trent Williams.

Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?

My little brother, he’s a year younger than me but we keep each other motivated on a daily basis because we are close.

What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?

Pin and pull gap scheme, it has so many variations and you can find holes in the defense and it’s a very fun scheme to run from an offense linemen perspective.

What should we know about Andre Harris Jr the person?

That I’m just an honest person and I always give it my best and give you the truth.

What stands out about your film the most?

How quick my feet are and how agile and light on my feet I am.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

I pray about it and leave it with God.

What would a team get in a player like you?

Just my confidence and dog mentality and do whatever I can to help the team and also being able to play all 5 offensive lineman positions can prove myself valuable to help the team in any type of way.

What do you love the most about the game of football?

The energy and physicality of the game you don’t get a rush doing anything else in life like you do playing football.

Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?

Riley Leonard, because he doesn’t get the attention he should but he does alot of things most quarterbacks aren’t able to do.

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