Tyree Harris will announce this month

Tyree Harris will announce this month

Tyree Harris knows when he wants to announce a decision, but is uncertain of which school at this point. Things got a little more complicated when Wake Forest extended an offer to the 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver out of Marietta (Ga.) High School.


"It was just a couple of days ago," said Tyree Harris on the offer from the Demon Deacons. "They want me to come visit, and I'm supposed to be speaking with the wide receiver coach soon. The [recruiter] said I was a fast, explosive player who does a good job catching the ball.

"I know a little bit about [Wake Forest]. They have very good football and basketball teams and great academics. I'd like to take a visit in June to see the facilities and become more familiar with the school and the academics."

The Wake Forest offer marked Harris' 15th overall. He's made four visits during the spring, but right now he doesn't have any favorites.

"Every school is equal," Harris said. "They're all showing the same amount of interest. I've been to Troy and Clemson for unofficial visits and to Kentucky and Mississippi State for Junior Days.

"I'd like to go back to Mississippi State and Clemson to learn more. I also want to visit Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Oregon. My plan is to announce my decision June 23rd in California. I'll be out there with my team for a big 7-on-7 tournament.

"I'm looking to play for a down-to-earth head coach who will push me hard to reach my full potential. I want to be in a good atmosphere where I can focus on academics and sports. As a freshman, I want to come in and help the team in any way I can."

Harris has fellow senior and highly-rated quarterback Anthony Jennings at Marietta to throw him the ball. Usually when the two connect big things happen. Harris averaged 17 yards-per-catch in 2011.

"I had 50 catches for 850 yards and nine touchdowns," he said. "I also had one touchdown on kick return. My best game was against Wheeler. I had three catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns in that one.

"I thought I came along well physically last season. I took some big hits and was able to ignore the pain and shake them off and keep going. I improved on my route running too, but I would say my toughness improved most of all."

Harris said he played a lot at cornerback in the Blue Devils spring practices and may see some time in the secondary this season, but is recruited primarily as a wide receiver and return man on special teams.

Harris has a cousin, Martin Jenkins, who plays at Clemson. Harris says his role model is Chris Awuah, a senior running at UT-Chattanooga, who played at South Cobb High School in the Atlanta area.

InsideTheDeacons.com Recommended Stories


Up Next


Tyree Harris is weeks from a decision, and a few factors have changed in the process. His new top…

Tweets