Jacory Harris expects to play in Miami's opener

By TIM REYNOLDS | August 27, 2011 | 5:10 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback Jacory Harris says he expects to play when the Hurricanes open their season at Maryland on Sept. 5, despite an ongoing NCAA probe into whether he broke rules while associating with a convicted Ponzi scheme architect.

Harris' fate will be decided by the NCAA in the coming days.

A person with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that Harris is one of eight players declared ineligible by the university after an investigation turned up some proof that former booster Nevin Shapiro provided extra benefits. The school has asked the NCAA if the ineligible players may be reinstated in time for the season-opener.

Harris spoke out Saturday for the first time since the scandal broke.