Harris Discusses Deacon Decision

2013 OL Josh Harris spent yesterday at Wake Forest and decided "it was the perfect fit." With an opportunity now to compete in the ACC, Harris discusses his decision to head "not too far from home."

A day on campus at Wake Forest was all it took for the offensive tackle out of Milton High School (GA). Josh Harris has turned down offers from Maryland, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, and South Florida to commit to the Deacons.

"I was up there yesterday and it was just a great fit all around," he said. "They're a good fit for me academically and I have a great relationship with the coaches."

Although many recruits mention "the academics" in their decision-making process, Harris means it. "An education is definitely important to me," he explained. "I think it's vital to come out of football with a great degree." He hasn't yet decided what degree will have his name on it, "but I'll most likely major in business management."

Harris's [Milton High School] teammate Cory Helms also committed to Wake Forest just thirty minutes after his visit to the University yesterday. "It's going to be great playing with Cory," Harris said. "We are best friends. It's going to be awesome playing next to him."

Though the offensive linemen's relationship may have played a role in Harris's decision, "[Helms] committed yesterday. I still had to go home and talk things out with my family to make sure it was the right thing for me, too – and it was."

"[Wake Forest] is a program on the rise. I think I can get out there and compete for a spot [on the offensive line] early," Harris said. "I have a great opportunity before me."

That opportunity for Harris not only lies on the offensive line, but in the conference he's committed to as well. "It's going to be awesome playing against the best in the ACC and having a chance to compete for an ACC championship," Harris said with confidence. "We're now a program capable of doing that."

"[Wake Forest] is a great school," Harris said of his commitment. "It was the perfect fit. I love it. My family loves it. It's not far from home. The coaches are great. I just love everything about Wake Forest."


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