AU Has Solid Shot At Talented Defensive Tackle

This report features an update on a big defensive lineman who visited the Tigers over the weekend.

Memphis, Tenn.--Defensive tackle LaRon Harris may be getting close to a decision on his college choice.

The 6-3, 305-pound Kingsbury High School standout was in Auburn for what is expected to be his final official visit. He was at Tennessee the previous weekend and is also considering Arkansas.

LaRon Harris visited the Tigers this weekend.

His mother, Diane Harris Jones, says, "LaRon told me he liked his visit to Auburn a whole lot. He hasn't committed to anybody yet, but we will be sitting down and talking about his decision in the next couple of days."

Mrs. Jones adds that whichever college her son chooses, the two plan to take an unofficial visit there before the Feb. 6th national signing day to get better acquainted with the university. "If he decides he wants to sign with Auburn, we will be there," she says. "He did say that it was his best visit."

Tiger Ticket Extra: Harris got in-home visits on Thursday from Arkansas and Alabama coaches. The Bama coaches tried to convince him to skip his Auburn visit and go to Tuscaloosa, but the big defensive tackle was not interested in the Bama pitch...Harris is one of the strongest players that Auburn is recruiting. He bench presses 415 pounds and has been clocked at 4.92 in the 40-yard dash. He started the last half of his senior season at middle linebacker on defense. He was a two-way standout, who was a devastating blocker at tackle. He averaged better than 10 tackles per game and added 16 sacks. He showed surprising speed in running down opposing backs from sideline to sideline. As an offensive lineman, he was a dominating blocker...He is a four-year starter on offense and a 3 1/2-year starter on defense. Before he grew out of those positions, Harris played wide receiver and fullback on offense...The articulate senior is in strong shape academically and says he is interested in majoring in either sports medicine or broadcasting in college.


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