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Westover's Harris signs for a second chance


For three years, Westover QB Takeevian Harris sat and waited for his opportunity as he battled injury after injury.

Finally, before his senior season, his number was called.

Harris promptly took the reins as the Pats' quarterback and led his team to their first region title.

Now, he's getting another opportunity to show off for the college scouts.

On Tuesday, Harris signed with the West Georgia Patriots, a prep program based in Carrollton.

"It's a blessing," he says. "I'm just thankful and ready to go play and just build off everything God blessed me with and to play with."

With West Georgia, Harris will be able to take college-level courses and compete against other post-grad programs without using any of his NCAA eligibility.

"They see the talent that I had this year, and they feel that they can get me where they want me to be," he says. "They want to get my footwork better, throwing on the run and stuff like that. Just to make sure that when D-1 colleges do come see me, they see that I have what it takes to play for them."

"He has a big arm. He has a really big arm. He can throw the ball down the field. He can scramble. He can run the option," says Westover head coach Octavia Jones. "Whatever they want him to do. He's very versatile."

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