It’s down to the last couple of hours. By tonight, Jalen Harris will be done with his commitment.
His legit finalists? Alabama and Auburn. Auburn and Alabama. Tigers or Crimson Tide. The Capstone or The Plains.
“It’s definitely crazy right now,” Harris told Saturday Down South. “I’m trying to stay as composed as I can with this whole process, but over time it will wear on you. I’ve always wanted to be recognized for the things I’ve accomplished and I’m just very blessed for everything.”
Harris, a 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end out of Montgomery (Ala.), at one point said Alabama was a dream offer for him–but make no mistake, Auburn is very much in the game. He could very well follow the lead of four-star OL Tyler Carr, who chose the Tigers earlier today. Harris has mentioned repeatedly that the two in-state schools stick out to him because of their deep tradition in the sport. LSU, Vanderbilt and Miami are the other three finalists, but those three know they are on the outside looking in–and that’s probably an understatement.
By 7 p.m. tonight, Eastern Time, we’ll know which half of the Iron Bowl he’ll play on.
Harris is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 28 tight end in the nation–but don’t expect that ranking to stay so low. He has been very busy in June, hitting camps at Ole Miss, Alabama, LSU, Vanderbilt and Auburn. His Auburn and Alabama offers came only in the last few weeks, which likely will improve his recruiting ranking drastically.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to 247Sports.com industry composite ranking.