[Rudy Harris] has appeared on almost every high school All-America team this year. Though you hear of many players being recruited by "every school in the country," few truly are. Harris truly is, and his stature has made things easier for everyone at Brockton. Any coach who thinks he has a shot at signing Harris -- and many still do, considering Harris hasn't determined all five of his college visits -- will come to Brockton, and while they're on campus, they'll look at films of Brockton's other prospects. The high school expects to sign five players with Division 1-A teams in February, which will make this Brockton's finest recruiting class. "That should turn into $75,000 to $100,000 in scholarships this year alone," [Armond Colombo] says.
The only shadow in Brockton's happiness is Proposition 48. Colombo believes Harris and his senior partner in the backfield, [Darnell Campbell], will score the 600 points necessary in the SAT, but college coaches tend not to believe such promises until they come true. If they fail to qualify for Prop. 48, both Harris and Campbell will sign scholarships, although they will be prohibited from playing their freshmen seasons.
Colombo does not believe that Harris and Campbell will sign with the same school. "It's possible," Colombo says, "but they're two different types of individuals, and what might impress Rudy probably would not impress Darnell."