Peach State Standout Likes Tigers

This Georgia high school star talks about his visit to Auburn for the Iron Bowl and where the Tigers stand.

Conyers, Ga.—-One of the top athletes in Georgia took a trip to Auburn for the Iron Bowl game against Alabama two weeks ago and says he liked everything about the game and the atmosphere.

Big Bo Harris from Heritage High is a combination of size and speed that can immediately catch the eye of anyone watching him play. At 6-2, 223 with a personal-best time of 4.49 seconds in the 40-yard dash, it's no wonder that he's receiving interest from several of the top schools in the South including the Tigers.

"After a while I started hearing from Auburn, Alabama, LSU and Kentucky," Harris tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I haven't committed yet (to Auburn). Coach (Greg) Knox came by to see me yesterday (Monday). I had a pretty good conversation with him, but I haven't committed yet."

Harris is a big, physical back.

As a senior he rushed for just over 1,100 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns while playing sparingly on the defensive side of the ball. A three-year starter, Harris says that while some teams prefer him as a linebacker he likes the fact that Auburn is recruiting him for offense.

"I like the fact they're recruiting me to play running back," Harris says. "I like playing running back. Plus, they're a running team. They run the ball about 30 times a game so I know I'm going to get the ball if I go there.

"I visited when they played Alabama and they had a pretty good game," he adds. "The players and coaches were really close when I came down to the field. Even on my team now we've got some people that don't see eye to eye, but everyone there was eye to eye. They played as one team. They didn't have anybody talking like ‘me, me, me'. I like their facilities. I had a good time there. I liked it."

A player that will likely start his career at prep school or junior college because of a slow start in high school, Harris says that he doesn't have a timetable to make his decision and it could happen at any time.

"I don't know when I'll do it," Harris says. "It might just pop up next week or it could be sometime closer to signing day."


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