Copperas Cove quarterback Manny Harris has committed to play football in 2015 for the University of Texas-San Antonio.

“It simply felt like a good fit,” Harris said. “It felt like home.”

As a junior in 2013, Harris set new school records for most passing yards in a game (seven) and single season (3,775).

Harris said he’s glad to put his collegiate choice behind him.

“It’s always been in the back of my head to get this done before our fall season starts,” he said.

At UTSA, Harris will be playing for Larry Coker who won a national championship as head coach of the Miami Hurricanes in 2001. Coker was 58-15 in his six seasons at Miami. He began the UTSA program from scratch and the Roadrunners are 19-15 in their first three seasons of play.

“I really liked Coach Coker and I also liked (offensive coordinator) Coach (Kevin) Brown,” Harris said.

“I like what they do. They throw it a good amount and hand off when they need to.”

Harris was also impressed with others that committed to Coker and UTSA for 2015.

“As of right now, we’ve got a really solid recruiting class,” Harris said. “Lots of great receivers. I had met a bunch of them before at some football camps.”

Harris said the Cove spring camp has been “great.”

“We’re all excited for this fall,” he said. “We look a lot better than last year. We’ll be ready. We’ll be putting some hurt and fear into other people’s eyes.”

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