"I made my decision that it is going to be Auburn," the 6-5, 320-pound All-State offensive tackle told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I have been to Auburn five or six times and I developed a real comfort level with the program and the coaches there."
The coach he will play for, Hugh Nall, handles the offensive line. Having the chance to work with Nall over two days convinced Harris to pick Auburn over a variety of offers from SEC and ACC programs including Georgia Tech, Florida and North Carolina State among others.
"It also helped that I have two teammates from Lovejoy High at Auburn--Lee Isom and Mario Fannin. Isom is an offensive guard and Fannin is a running back and receiver.
Harris says another reason he chose Auburn is that he likes the offensive system the Tigers are running. "It is similar to what we do at Lovejoy," he says. "It is a fun offense to be in."
Harris, who has been a varsity starter at left tackle since his ninth grade year, says that he was told by the Auburn coaches that is where he will play at Auburn.
"I am excited about my decision and I feel like Auburn is a good fit for me," he says.
Andre Harris is a physical football player who has a history of dominating defensive linemen.
Auburn's coaches are likely excited to have him on board as their first offensive line commitment for the 2009 signee class, particularly after he was impressive throughout the two-day camp that featured more than 400 prospects from across the southeast.
Harris, who reports a best time of 5.2 in rhw 40, says his quick feet are an attribute. He is expected to use those to play both ways as a senior.
"The last few years I played mainly offense, but this year I will get the chance to play noseguard and defensive tackle, too. I wrestled this year to give me better conditioning so that should help."
When he made his decision on Sunday night, Harris called Isom and Fannin to let them know. "They were both real excited," he says. "I am looking forward to playing with them again."
Commenting on his goals for his senior season, Harris says, "I plan on working on losing a little bit more weight and I want to go out with a state championship this year. We should have a strong team if everybody keeps working hard."
Harris says he is interested in majoring in either sports broadcasting or education in college.