We continue our Wake Forest football player profile series by looking at guard Josh Harris, who is another projected starter on the offensive line. The junior from Milton, Georgia was a high school teammate of Cory Helms, who recently transferred to South Carolina. Harris was the 42nd best guard in the 2013 recruiting class according to Rivals.com, and Harris lived up to this reputation when he played as a true freshman. He continued a positive trend when he started all 12 games last season. What should Wake fans expect to see out of Harris this season?
Harris started 12 games last season, with all of those starts occurring at the right guard position. This season, however, he is expected to transition to left guard, with Dylan Intemann transitioning from right tackle to right guard. Intemann is moving to guard to allow Justin Herron to start at right tackle, but I am unsure why Harris is moving from right guard to left guard. These were just positional observations I made during spring practice. The two guards will combine for 40 career starts. The other three projected starters combine for all of zero. Wake will need to rely on the interior players to make veteran plays, and hope that the young players provide raw talent and athleticism.
At 6'4", 310 pounds, Harris has the ideal size to play guard, and should continue to start for the next two seasons. Will Wake have an improved offensive line this season? Let us know in the comments section below.