Five Miami Hurricanes with breakout performances in second scrimmage

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Junior running back Cam Harris

Entering his junior season, Cam Harris is expected to be the first-team running back for the Miami Hurricanes. Harris ran with purpose on Saturday night. Getting extensive playing time, Harris carried 13 times for 77 yards and a TD and caught five passes with two of those going for TDs. Head coach Manny Diaz was impressed.

"“Cam was fantastic he had…13 for 77 and a touchdown and two touchdown catches, five catches for two for touchdowns but really set the tone the first touchdown in the first half. He caught a ball in the flat about eight yards from the end zone and had three guys that really had him to get him on the ground and he ran through all three tackles for a touchdown. Very impressive to see that you know Cams making an older guy type play.”"

The example Harris set with a hard-running style getting through three tackles on the way to the end zone should pay dividends this season. Harris will mentor Chaney and Knighton as they are expected to be a big part of the Miami offense in 2020. Junior Robert Burns is expected to contribute in short yardage.

Harris ran for 574 yards and five TDs and caught 16 passes for 118 yards and another TD in 2019. That was as the second-team RB behind DeeJay Dallas.

This season Harris ascends to the first-team with Dallas moved on to the NFL. Harris spoke about needing to add muscle early in training camp with the advent of the new offense.

With the opener against UAB less than three weeks away Harris will work with Lashlee, RB coach Eric Hickson, Chaney and Knighton to make the Miami running game a huge part of the anticipated improvement offensively in 2020. Harris should be equally adept in the passing game out of the backfield.