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An agile and quick young talent with a physically-imposing stature who appears poised to take the next step of his promising career with designation as a full-time starter ... Will open his sophomore season as ECU's projected top left tackle after a strong spring campaign and beneficial in-game experience as a top backup last fall ... While lift numbers are still considered in the development stage based on his lack of experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning program, he does own the top vertical leap (30.5"), broad jump (102.5") and 40 time (5.00) among all linemen ... From a weight standpoint, has posted notable lifts of 525 pounds (back squat) and 315 (push jerk) ... Has already added over 50 pounds from an announced signing day weight of 250.
2012: Played in 12 games in a reserve role on the offensive line and as a blocking specialist on special teams ... Lone game missed was at UCF ... Key member of a line that helped produce five 100-yard rushing performances and four 300-yard passing contests ... Part of three games where ECU produced 550 or more yards of total offense (600/UAB, 550/UH, 555/MAR) ... Paved the way for a season-high 245 yards rushing against Houston ... Played pivotal role for an offensive unit that provided pass protection for Shane Carden's single-game passing record of 439 yards vs. Marshall ... Also provided running lanes for Vintavious Cooper's 1,049-yard season.
2011: Did not experience any game action, but served as a member of the scout team during redshirt season ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: Helped Silver Foxes to a 10-3 record, 4-A Region championship and an appearance in the second round of the South Carolina High School League Class AAAA, Division I playoffs as a senior team captain after consecutive 2-9 campaigns the two previous years ... Used as a blocking tight end and interior lineman at Dutch Fork ... Named to the Midlands Football Nov. 3 Team-of-the-Week after making four knockdowns and grading out at 96 percent ... Paved the way for the offense to average 30.1 points per contest during senior season ... Played final year for legendary head coach Tom Knotts, who led Independence (Charlotte) High School to seven state titles and coached former Pirate Dominique Lindsay ... Previous head coach was Bill Kimrey ... Named the overall MVP of the Columbia, S.C., Schuman's National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) after broad jumping 8-foot-1 and running a 4.79-second shuttle drill ... Also made the Columbia NUC Outstanding Sophomore Performance List ... Rated by SCVarsity.com as the 10th-best offensive lineman in the state of South Carolina heading into the 2010 season ... Also played basketball for Dutch Fork ... Noticed by the ECU staff at one of the program's summer camps.
Personal: Full name is Isaac T. Harris III, but prefers to be called Ike ... Born December 28, 1993 at Columbia, S.C. ... Father, Ike Sr., played collegiate football at South Carolina while current ECU inside wide receivers coach Donnie Kirkpatrick was in Columbia serving as the quarterbacks coach ... Ike Sr. was taken in the 12th round of the 1991 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks ... An Honor Roll student at Dutch Fork ... Intended major is sports studies.