Harris Plans Visits

2015 North Florida Christian (Tallahassee, Fla.) offensive guard R. J. Harris has an offer from ECU and plans to visit this summer. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about it.

ECU has its sights set on offensive guard R.J. Harris from Tallahassee, Florida. The talented recruit is one of the Pirates' top targets on the offensive line for the 2015 class.

Harris currently holds offers from Troy, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic and ECU, but that is sure to change as other schools have expressed interest in his talents. With others schools showing interest, it's important the Pirate coaching staff keeps its foot on the accelerator with his recruitment.

Defensive coordinator Rick Smith should be the man for the job. He has been in contact with Harris and is one of the more impressive recruiters ECU has on its staff.

"My relationship with ECU is good," said the 6-foot-3, 270-pound Harris. "I talk with coach Smith the most."

As far as his top schools, Harris is currently interested in staying in the south. He ranks Florida Atlantic and Auburn as his top two right now, but that could change with time. This summer will be huge for Harris' recruitment.

Before senior season rolls around Harris would like to visit his top schools and plans on making it out to ECU before the summer is all said and done with. He will also be looking to attend some camps at his top schools along with some combines if he finds the time.

For right now Harris knows the best parts of his game and what he will be working to improve on before his last season of high school football.

"The strengths of my game are my overall strength and the use of my hands," said Harris. "I plan on getting bigger and faster for senior year."

North Florida Christian is a school that ECU recruits heavily through the connections Rick Smith has – after all he did grow up in Tallahassee.

Harris saw time at defensive tackle last season leaving the door open for him to play that at the next level based on team preference. Look for ECU to turn up the heat on his recruitment this summer by hosting him for a visit and continuing contact.


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