Early AU Commitment Updates His Status

Offensive lineman Andre Harris comments on his status with the Auburn Tigers.

Lovejoy, Ga.--Andre Harris committed to Auburn in June and the big lineman from Lovejoy High says that is still the case even though the Tigers are currently without a head coach.

"Coach (Hugh) Nall called me last week to let me know what was happening and told me that they still wanted me to come to Auburn," Harris says. "I told him I am still committed to Auburn."

Nall, who had been Auburn's offensive line coach since 1999, recruited Harris, but won't be there to coach him after deciding to get out of coaching by taking a job in managment with a business in Georgia this week.

Harris says he feels good about how he played his senior season and notes that one of his goals was to drop weight to become quicker. "I am down to 295 pounds now," says the six-foot-five lineman who notes he weighed 320 pounds when he committed to the Tigers in June.

"I played both ways this year," points out Harris, who projects as an offensive guard or tackle in college. "I enjoyed playing defense."

Harris is currently training for his wrestling season at Lovejoy High School and like Auburn fans everywhere wondering who the next coach of the Tigers will be. "I have been doing the wrestling workouts for about a month," he says. "It is good for keeping me in shape."

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