Georgia Making a Push for A.J. Harmon?

The Clemson Tigers have been the leader for one of the top junior prospects in Georgia since he camped at Clemson last summer. However it now appears that Georgia head coach Mark Richt has made a big impression on the star lineman

OL A.J. Harmon Profile

Future 5-star offensive lineman A.J. Harmon had an impressive combine performance last weekend.

"I just got back from the combine in Duluth," he said. "I think I did well. I ran a 5.3 40. I ran 4.75 in the shuttle."

The offers continue to come in for one of the Southeast's top linemen.

"Right now I have offers now from Florida State, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, South Carolina and Ole Miss," stated Harmon.

When asked about his current favorite, Harmon responded, "Everybody is on the same level. They are all telling me the same thing. They are all telling me I can come in and play on either side of the ball."

The Georgia standout plans to make his commitment before the summer is over.

"Personally I want to do this before the season starts," he said. "I want to know where I am going so I can focus on winning a state championship. When the season is over I want to be able to get with the workout plans from the school and start working to get ready for college."

The Tigers were the leader for the prize recruit since last summer. What changed over the past few months to cause the change at the top?

"Clemson has always been there," he said. "I just didn't want other schools to lose interest in me. I want to see what everyone offers me. I want to see what all the schools can do for me.

"I know I am going to get my parents to go visit Clemson. I just want them to look at a lot of schools. You know how parents are sometimes. I want them to get to look at everything. I want them to be happy."

What will be the most important factors when Harmon makes a decision?

"I want to go where I will get playing time. I would like to play early. If I do need to redshirt and use a year to get bigger and stronger I will do that. I want to get my education. The main thing is getting playing time so I can go pro. My parents have worked hard. God gave me that talent and I need to use it to help my family. My mom and dad pushed me every day. They made me stronger and pushed me to take that extra step. I want to be able to take care of them," replied Harmon.

Georgia has made a strong push since coach Mark Richt spoke at Harmon's banquet.

"Coach Richt spoke at my banquet. He was just being coach Richt. I am not saying he is God or anything, but he just makes you feel real good when you talk to him. He makes you think things are going to go good. If he was just a friend I would deal with him 24/7 because he is not going to tell you anything wrong," said Harmon.

Finally, Harmon says Clemson will get another visit from Harmon this summer.

"I am going back to Clemson this summer. I am also going to go to Georgia. I will also probably go to Florida and maybe LSU," stated Harmon. Top Stories