It’s official: Four-star tight end Jackson Harris is staying in the SEC. Later this week, fans will find out which school that will be.
Harris, the No. 8 overall prospect in Tennessee, could stay home with Vandy, and Georgia, Alabama and Florida make up the rest of his top four. Thursday, he’ll choose which school will end up with one of the nation’s top 10 tight ends.
“It’s been a long and stressful process,” Harris told Saturday Down South late Monday. “I’m ready to move on to the next step and focus on my senior season. It was very tough making my decision because they’re all great schools, but I feel like I’ve found a great fit for me, that this is the place.”
One can speculate all they want and this is still not the easiest prediction. Alabama’s coaches have been all over Harris of late, and he was on the ‘Tide’s campus last week. Georgia also has made a huge push, and of course Vanderbilt is close to his Columbia (Tenn.) home. For the record, the Tennessee Vols didn’t make his top ten back in April.
Harris is 6-foot-6, 250 pounds. He’s bright, has a good frame for the position, and he’s willing to learn. He’d be a perfect fit at any of the schools if they can land him, but they’ll have competition. His brother played at Purdue.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings.