MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: A general view of the exterior of Land Shark Stadium as the Iowa Hawkeyes get set to play against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)It’s always an exciting time in a high school athlete’s life when he or she gets a scholarship offer for the school they like. But the reaction that three-star cornerback Jermari Harris had when he found out he was getting an offer from Iowa might have been one of the best.In an interview with HawkeyeReport, Harris admitted that he was “speechless” and expressed his belief that he has exactly what the team needs.“I was speechless,” said Harris. “He said I’ve been patient with them and I am what they’re looking for in a Hawkeye.”Harris went on to compliment the coaches and the administration, and said that the school made him and his family “feel at home.”“I really like the professionalism of the program at Iowa where everything’s done for a reason,” Harris said. “The coaching staff really made me and my family feel at home and welcomed us with open arms.”Should he choose to accept the offer from Iowa, he would be joining a unit that ranked 11th in points allowed in the FBS, giving up only 17.8 points per game.The Hawkeyes finished the season with a 9-4 record and an upset win over Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl.247Sports rates Harris as top-2000 prospect, a top-200 cornerback, and the No. 42 prospect from the state of Illinois.Harris made an unofficial visit last year, but is slated to make his official visit to Iowa on Friday. He previously made visits to Ball State and North Dakota State.
UTICA, N.Y. — Cam Darcy had the go-ahead goal at the 15:09 mark of the second period as the Utica Comets doubled up the Belleville Senators 4-2 on Saturday in American Hockey League play.Jonathan Dahlen and Tanner Kero had power-play goals to give Utica (9-10-2), the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, a 2-0 lead by the first intermission. Brendan Gaunce added an empty-net goal in the final minute of play and Thatcher Demko made 26 saves for the win.Jordan Murray and Filip Chlapik tied it up 2-2 in the second period for Belleville (9-10-1), the minor league club for the Ottawa Senators. Filip Gustavsson stopped 17-of-20 shots in net.Utica went 2 for 7 on the power play and Belleville couldn’t connect on its five man advantages.The Comets have won three straight.The Canadian Press