McMinn County High angler signs with college bass team

Will Harris to continue competitive bass fishing, education at Carson-Newman

Will Harris has always been an outdoorsman at heart, and that is a passion he will get to pursue at the college level.

The McMinn County High School senior signed a letter of intent to continue his education and Carson-Newman University and his bass fishing career with the Eagle Anglers during a ceremony in late March.

Harris has been an instrumental part of McMinn’s football and baseball teams the last four years – but when he began competitive bass fishing three years ago, another road ended up opening for him, and one he considered his best opportunity.

“I love football and baseball. I’ve played those ever since I could walk,” said Harris, who plans to major in biology and possibly go pre-med. “But my passion has always been the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, that’s what’s close to my heart. That’s what I grew up doing, and everybody in my family, that’s what we do. So I found a way where I could do that further in my life in college. It could not have worked any better for me, personally.”…Full Story