Speedy and Smart DB Plans to Visit Auburn

Ronnie Harris, a standout defensive back at the Atlanta MVP Camp, talks about recruiting.

Atlanta, Ga.--One of the more impressive performers at the MVP?Camp in Atlanta is a football prospect who has been discovered by colleges, including Auburn.

Ronnie Harris, who is wrapping up his junior year at Westlake High School, has seven scholarship offers, including one from Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

"I played cornerback and I have been playing that position for eight years," Harris tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I love football. It is my first love."

Harris notes that he developed some of his passion for the sport from his father who played running back at Bowling Green. "Playing football is really a family tradition," he points out.

A player who had an excellent performance in the one-on-one coverage drills at the MVP?Camp held on the campus of Georgia Tech, Harris was timed in the 40 at the event and ran a 4.45 after checking in at 5-10, 158 pounds.

Although he posted one of the fastest times at the event, he wasn't exactly excited about his time. "I have run faster than that," says Harris, who is a sprinter on the Westlake track and field team with a best time of 10.86 seconds in the 100 meters.

Louisville was the latest college to offer a scholarship and he is visiting the University of Oregon this week where he is hoping to get another offer. "I have offers from Louisville, Harvard, Stanford, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Auburn," Harris says.

Wherever he signs, qualifying academically won't be an issue. He is a member of the National Honor Society at Westlake with a 4.0 grade point average. "I want to study pre-med and specialize in cardiology," he says.

In football as a junior he made 71 tackles while intercepting two passes and forcing five fumbles.

In basketball this season he started at point guard for the Westlake team that reached the state championship game before losing to Milton.

Ronnie Harris was a standout in Atlanta at the MVP Camp held on Friday.

Harris says he enjoyed doing drills with and competing against top prospects across the Southeast at the MVP Camp. "I love competition," he says. "It is only going to make you better.

"Some people tend to sit out and wait until they get to college to work on their game (year-around)," he says. "I am a real competitor and I want to perfect my craft before I get to college and I want to be the number one cornerback coming out this year. I am just going to keep on working hard."

Harris says that Auburn is a "great school" and says his coach told him that he is supposed to give the AU coaches a call later this week. "When I come back from Oregon I am going to take a visit to Auburn," he says.

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