Big 2015 Athlete Has Tigers On Top

Talented 2015 athlete Jalen Harris from St. James talks about his Auburn camp experience and why he likes the Tigers.

Montgomery, Ala.—A massive tight end prospect who has the ability to play the position on the next level but also the size to possibly end up at defensive end and even offensive tackle by the time he quits growing, class of 2015 football player Jalen Harris from St. James is one of the more intriguing prospects in Alabama.

He was one of more than 600 players who took part in a one-day camp at Auburn and spent time working with Coach Scott Fountain at tight end. Showing good hands and the ability to make plays, Harris notes it was a fun time for him but also a chance to improve his skills.

"It was a great experience," Harris says. "I enjoyed the feel of everything and thought I did real good. I thought I caught some good balls and ran some good routes. It was a good experience."

"It's good to always have competition," he adds. "You want someone to push you hard to be the best out there. I really liked that."

At 6-5, 248 Harris is already a large tight end even though he's just heading into his junior season. Playing for Coach Jimmy Perry at St. James, he's called on to not only catch the football, but also team up with very large offensive tackle Kenny Thomas to open holes in the running game. That is something Auburn likes about Harris and he says the coaches said they plan to keep an eye on him this season.

"They were telling me that they like my size and they could use me at multiple positions," Harris says. "I think I'll be hearing from them a lot. That's what most of the coaches told me."

Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Southern Miss have been in touch with Harris so far early in the recruiting process with more definitely coming onboard when they see him on the field this fall. Currently still waiting on his first offer, Harris says he's just hoping and waiting at the moment. There is little doubt which school is the early favorite for Harris however as he says it's all Auburn currently.

"I really like Auburn and the family feel," Harris says. "I really like the coaches. They are all great. I would say they are on top of my list right now."

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