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An agile, quick and progressing talent with a physically-imposing stature who should elevate his career to the conference honors candidacy level as a junior ... A Preseason All-American Athletic Conference selection by both Athlon Sports (first-team) and Phil Steele's College Football Preview Magazine (fourth-team) ... Has played in 25 career games with 12 starts (all occurring in 2013) ... Will have to completely bounce back from off-season right shoulder rehabilitation that sidelined him all spring in order to reach projected potential ... Still listed as ECU's starting left tackle on the preseason depth chart entering fall camp ... In addition to on-the-field drills, did not participate in spring strength and conditioning testing ... Posted the top vertical leap (30.5"), broad jump (102.5") and 40 time (5.00) among all linemen a year ago ... From a weight standpoint, owns 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.
2013: Started 12 of 13 games at left tackle ... Valued as a key member of an offensive unit that recorded 440 or more yards of total offense in 10 of 13 contests (six of 500-plus, two of 600-plus), with a season-high 625 against UAB ... Helped provide running lanes for all four of Vintavious Cooper's 100-yard rushing performances, including a career-best 198 ground yards against Ohio in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl ... In all, helped ECU produce a 4,000-passer (4,139/Shane Carden), a 1,000-yard rusher (1,193/Cooper) and a 1,000-yard receiver (1,284/Justin Hardy) ... Part of a line that earned Beyond Sports Network Offensive Line-of-the-Week honors following the North Carolina contest (101 plays, 603 yards) ... Assisted the Pirates to a No. 7 national rank in third down percentage (51.0), a No. 8 standing in scoring offense (40.2 ppg) and a No. 11 clip in passing offense (328.1 ypg).
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 Carden's then-single-game passing record of 439 yards vs. Marshall ... Also provided running lanes for 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 ... Major is sports studies.