Fullback Drue Harris departs

Fullback Drue Harris has decided to leave Army after his freshman year at West Point, coach Jeff Monken said.

Harris was listed third on Army’s post-spring depth chart behind Andy Davidson and Cole Macek despite missing spring practice with an undisclosed injury, which occurred in January. He worked his way into the fullback rotation in his only season at West Point. He rushed for 179 yards on 43 carries. Harris gained a career-high 60 yards and scored his only two touchdowns of the season against Eastern Michigan last October.

“It’s (the academy) not for everybody and unfortunately he (Harris) felt like it just wasn’t (for him),” Monken said. “I think the injury contributed to it. It’s easy to get down in the dumps where you get hurt and lose sight of the big picture and the long-range opportunities. He’s a great kid and I’m disappointed that we are not going to have him in the program.”

Army developed some depth at fullback in spring practice, moving Davidson and Macek, both sophomores, from linebackers. Sophomore Darnell Woolfolk and senior PaulAndrew Rhoden finished the spring strong. Senior Aaron Kemper is Army’s top returning rusher (544 yards).

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