"I came down because the coaches told me to come down," Harrell said. "When I went in there and sat down I had a big smile on my face because I like ‘I'm sitting in front of the head coach that has been winning for a long time'. I came in and we had a conversation about the family and he said he wanted to offer me a scholarship to Auburn University.
"I was like ‘you're playing right, you can't be serious' but he said it was a full scholarship," he added. "He told me what he liked about my family and athleticism and me being able to finish blocks and blocking downfield. That was it."
Having the opportunity to sit down with Malzahn was one of the highlights for Harrell and the biggest reason he returned to Auburn on Thursday. Spending some quality time with the guy that led Auburn to a 12-2 season and the SEC Championship was a big deal he said.
"It was amazing because sometimes you don't get a chance to meet the head coach," Harrell said. "You go through the recruiting coach to get your offers. To sit down with the head coach and for him to give you the offer, it actually means something."
Still committed to Ole Miss at the moment, Harrell said this is an offer that is definitely going to make him take a hard look at things when he sits down and talks things over.
"I'll have to go home and talk with my parents and review things with the offer," Harrell said. "I think I could see myself playing at any school, but wherever my parents think is the best fit for me is where I'm going to go."