Harris Enjoys Camp

Jerry Harris may not be a household name in recruiting circles, but he is hoping to change that with some solid camp showings this summer. Harris had the chance to visit Mississippi State on Saturday and talk with the coaching staff about the possibilty of becoming a Bulldog.

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Harris was in Starkville for the first time after collecting an offer from Mississippi State a few weeks back.

During his camp workout today, Harris was able to spend some time gaining instruction with his prospective position coach at MSU, Coach Chris Wilson.

"It went well today," said Harris. "We all had fun.

"Coach Wilson is on you, just like every other good coach."

Harris has played up and down the line during this football career, but it appears that defensive tackle will be his projected position.

The Alabama standout reports that he was able to sharpen the saw a bit this weekend as he learned some new technique to aid in his final year of high school football.

"He was telling me to stay straight," said Harris. "He told me on my pass rush to stay straight and not go outside so much.

"Coach Wilson is a well educated coach and he teaches you what you need to be taught.

"He is going to get you where you need to go."

In addition to working with the coaching staff, Harris was able to get a feel for the Mississippi State campus.

"Mississippi State is real good," said Harris. "I like how they have everything. It's nice up here.

"This is somewhere I would want to go. I would feel like part of a family up here."

While he is not yet been persuaded to offer his commitment to Mississippi State, Harris reports that things are moving along at a rapid pace.

"It's close," said Harris with a smile. "I don't know if I am ready to commit yet, but we're here and it's close.

"I need to think about it a little more, but Mississippi State is some where I could go for sure."

Harris had both of his parents on hand. In fact, the family Harris was one of the first groups to arrive on Saturday.

"My parents love it up here," Harris. "This is where they want me to go.

"My mama likes it down here and she thinks it would be a good place for me to be."


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