Heritage High Star Verbal to Tigers

A Georgia high school standout picks the Tigers.

Conyers, Ga.--Bo Harris, a talented running back and linebacker from Heritage High School, has committed to Auburn even though he won't be able to join the 2006 Auburn football team.

"I leave on Friday and I am going to go to Milford Academy," Harris tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "My test scores are fine, but my GPA isn't high enough. I will be enrolled at Auburn in January of 2007."

After rushing for more than 1,100 yards with 17 touchdowns as a senior, he earned All-Area and All-State honors.

"I didn't take my grades seriously my freshman year," Harris says. "I thought I could just go out there and play sports and now I have to make up for it."

Harris, rated a four star prospect by Scout.com, says, "I am very excited about my decision. It is the biggest decision of my life."

He says that Auburn assistant coach Greg Knox has been by far the most persistent college coach recruiting him and that had a big factor in his decision to choose the Tigers.

A three-year starter in high school, he also played basketball one season at Heritage High.

Bo Harris

Commenting on Auburn, he said, "When I just got down there, I got the feeling. "I knew that's where I wanted to go. I wanted to go to Auburn. It was just the right fit, I guess."

Harris adds, "I will play wherever the coaches want me, but the Auburn coaches said they want me to be a running back so that is where I imagine I will be.

"I like getting hit and running folks over," Harris adds. "I got speed and I'm a game breaker. I'm a good special teams player, too."

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