Blue Raiders add OL commit

At 6-5, 330 lbs. Jordan Harris looks every bit of a Division 1 offensive line prospect. Not surprisingly, his offer list looks similar. Luckily for Blue Raider fans, the talented left tackle prospect found everything he was looking for in Murfreesboro. BlueRaiderZone caught up with Jordan to talk about his decision, his future position and his thoughts on Middle Tennessee's program.

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"I went up there for a camp. I liked Murfreesboro a lot," Harris says of his visit to Middle Tennessee earlier this Summer. "I stayed there a couple of days and just wanted to stay."

Harris goes on to say that the Blue Raiders staff have been in touch with him for roughly six months. Former Blue Raider offensive lineman and current guards/ centers coach Glen Elarbee was his main contact on staff, which went a long way with Harris.

"It was a lot better than other schools, because I'd have DB coaches and running back coaches, but he could tell me what's to be expected and what he could see in the future for me," Harris says of having a former offensive lineman as his main recruiter. "We could talk better. Offensive lineman, we just know how to relate to each other."

In addition to the positive relationship that developed between Harris and Elarbee, the rising senior's visit to campus solidified his decision.

"Once I stepped on campus, all the coaches instantly knew who I was. When I went to look around the campus I just felt welcome," Harris says. "And once I stepped on the field, everybody was watching me, everything I was doing – even when I wasn't doing anything – and I noticed that. Last weekend I went to Delaware and I didn't feel as welcome."

With his decision out of the way, Harris is looking forward to improving his overall game during his senior season and preparing for his first year of college football. He projects as a left tackle and hopes to see the field in his first season in Murfreesboro.

"I wanna start as quick as possible. I wanna be a true freshman and play," Harris laughs. "I'd be okay with the redshirt thing, but I want to start early and get ready."

Stay tuned to BlueRaiderZone.com for more on the 2013 recruiting class and the most in-depth coverage of Middle Tennessee athletics on the web.

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