Harris set for starting role with Cavaliers

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Anthony Harris is known in the Richmond area as a former stand-out quarterback for L.C. Bird, but after a solid freshman year at Virginia on special teams, he's getting the chance to take center stage in Charlottesville.

Harris is expected to start at safety in 2012 for Mike London and the Cavaliers.  He spent his freshman year behind outgoing seniors Corey Mosley and Rodney McLeod at the position and learned from them.  Now he feels ready to move into that starting spot.  As a true freshman, Harris played in all 13 games for the Wahoos and got valuable experience through the Chick-Fil-A Bowl and the extra practice time that came along with it.

Mike London thinks that Harris can turn into something special.  London said Saturday that he expects Harris will be a team captain before his career is over at UVa and that he has a bright future ahead of him.

Virginia visited Richmond on Saturday afternoon for a spring practice at Sports Backers Stadium.  The Cavaliers worked out for about two hours, then spent time on the field after practice talking with fans and signing autographs.  They'll kick off in their annual spring game next Saturday at 2:00pm at Scott Stadium.

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