ON THE SIDELINES : Major Harris to Enter NFL Draft

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

West Virginia quarterback Major Harris, who scrambled his way from Pittsburgh’s mean streets to stardom, will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

“With some sense of regret, I am making myself available for the NFL draft and professional football,” Harris said today at a news conference. “I do it because it’s a great challenge, a great opportunity and a great benefit for me and my family.”

During his three seasons as West Virginia’s starting quarterback, Harris led the Mountaineers to three bowl games--all losses--and to their first unbeaten regular season in 1988.