Then a few weeks ago West Virginia moved swiftly into the picture. After taking an official visit there this past weekend the 6-foot-3 guard opted to verbally commit to the Mountaineers.
"They called my coach and then they called me," Harris said of their recruitment. "They came into my house and then they came and watched me workout."
"They were just real," Harris added. "They were straight up. I came up and saw it and it was true."
To go with Dayton, Harris, a three-star prospect, also considered Loyola. Harris said he felt there was an opportunity at his position.
"I felt like I could come in and help the team out and go far next year," Harris told Scout.com. "I'm needed, I feel like."
During his official visit, Harris spent quite a bit of time with WVU head coach Bob Huggins. Harris said he appreciated how open Huggins was with him.
"He's like a regular guy," Harris said. "He's open with everything. He opened his house up to us. We talked and share stories."
As a junior at Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence North, Harris averaged 13 points per game.