LB Jerrell Harris Profile
Swinney along with the majority of the defensive coaching staff at Clemson, visited with four-star linebacker Jerrell Harris at his school on Wednesday.
While Harris has been difficult to reach as the recruiting process winds down and the pressure heats up, CUTigers.com did speak with his head coach Wednesday evening.
"That visit went great," Gadsden City head coach Joe Billingsley told CUTigers.com. "They had Coach Swinney come down. Coach West was here. Coach Vic was here. Coach Rumph was here. It was pretty much the entire defensive staff that came down with him."
Harris, who has visited Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Southern California already, is still expecting to visit Tennessee this weekend.
"Right now you can say everybody is still in the game," Billingsley said. "I know he is still going to Tennessee this weekend and see what they have to offer. And you already know about his other trips so he's still looking to see what is out there.
"I do think he has narrowed things down some, but he's not ready to go public with that."
Harris visited Clemson officially two and a half weeks ago and was hosted by his cousin and former Clemson wide receiver La'Donte Harris.
"I would give that trip a 10," said Harris afterwards. "Getting to hang out with the players and coaches was great."
Harris will make his final visit to Tennessee this weekend before announcing his decision on Signing Day at 3:00 Eastern Time.
"He will be set to go on signing day with that announcement," Billingsley said. "I don't think you'll see anything before then. He's working on a final decision right now and he wants to take his last visit before announcing anything."
Harris is currently ranked as the No. 3 weakside linebacker prospect in the country by Scout.com. He's also listed as a four-star prospect and the No. 2 player in Alabama.
He finished his senior season with 145 tackles (97 solo), 16 tackles for loss, three pass break-ups, 20 quarterback pressures, four caused fumbles and three recovered fumbles. He also returned one fumble for a touchdown and scored on an interception return.
For his efforts, he was named to the ASWA First Team All-State and Super 12, as well as the Under-Armour All-Star game Orlando. He was also a finalist for Alabama's Mr. Football.
Harris finished his junior season with 130 tackles, three interceptions and two sacks.
Harris is also good friends with four-star offensive tackle Antoine McClain of Anniston, Ala. The two have often said they would like to go to the same school together.
McClain is looking very closely at Clemson and is done taking his official visits. Clemson, Auburn and Tennessee are his top schools.
Clemson Staff Meets with 4-Star LB
CUTigers.com Top Stories
7-20 RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!
CUTigers.comThursday at 6:48 PM
CLEMSON MEDIA DAYDabo Swinney and his assistant coaches met with the Clemson media for his annual preseason golf tournament, and we've got all the interviews right here!
CUTigers.comTuesday at 2:34 PM
ACC KICKOFF 2017Clemson Defending National Champs Dabo Swinney, Christian Wilkins and Tyrone Crowder made the rounds at the ACC Kickoff, or Media Days, on Thursday, and we have their press…
7-12 RECRUITING RADARIn our weekly Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news and intel on the Clemson recruiting front!