QB Prospect's Road Trip Makes Stop In Auburn

A football prospect who will be a junior this fall talks about his visit to Auburn.

Blackshear, Ga.--Pierce County High quarterback Tyler Harris said his first trip to Auburn was a good one as he got a chance to hang out with AU's new offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, Scot Loeffler.

Harris spent Sunday in Auburn after visiting Ole Miss and Alabama on a three-day road trip. Just 16 years old and a class of 2014 prospect, Harris is a promising player who has done well so far on the camp circuit and is attracting attention from Division I programs.

The quarterback said he came away impressed with Loeffler and what he saw of Auburn. "I am going to try to come back to Auburn again this summer," he said.

"Coach Loeffler said he really liked me," Harris said. "He said I am smart and he would love to work with me. He said he would be giving me a call in a couple of weeks. I don't know what that means, but it would be great."

Harris will be at his fourth SEC campus in less than a week when he joins his high school teammates for a seven-on-seven passing camp at Georgia. UGA is the program the QB is most familiar with because of family connections.

"My uncle (defensive end Benji Harris) played at Georgia," he said. "I always grew up going to their games, but I don't have a favorite now. I am keeping my options open."

Harris said he also is planning to visit Florida and FSU this summer as he awaits his first scholarship offer. He noted that after spending time in Auburn, the Tigers have a program that definitely interests him.

Tyler Harris is shown in action at a football camp.

The quarterback noted that he and Loeffler went to the chalkboard and talked football strategy. "He kind of got to know how I could take in information and feed it back to him," Harris pointed out. "It was a really great visit all in all. I love the campus. It is great. It is a good place to be.

"I like Coach Loeffler," Harris added. "He is straight-forward. He doesn't give you a lot of bull. He tells you straight-forward what you need to know and that is about it. I really like him and I would like to work with him."

The high school junior said the football facilities at Auburn are impressive. "It is amazing. They have got so much money put into it and the weight room is awesome. I like the indoor facilities. That is amazing. There is a lot to take in."

A prospect whose stock is on the rise after performing well at an MVP Camp this year, he threw for 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns during a shortened sophomore season. He also rushed for five touchdowns. He suffered a broken collarbone and played in just eight games last fall.

He said his injury has healed perfectly and he is 100 percent physically and looking forward to having a breakout junior season.

"We are running a spread offense so I am really hoping to have some big numbers,"?he said.

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