Georgia Tech Among Joe Harris's Favorites

For Joe Harris, an offensive lineman out of Lithonia, Ga., the recruiting process is still new for the high-school junior, but the favorite list has begun to take shape.

"Georgia Tech is already in my top-5, and they haven't even offered me yet," Joe Harris said. "They haven't said anything about an offer, but in my gut, I think an offer is coming."

Standing at 6-4, 290 pounds, Harris is looking to build into his senior year at Lithonia High School as he transitions into the college game in 2012. When asked about goals for his final year of high school football, Harris said that he hopes to be smarter on the football field and have better technique in his game, and as a fan of the game, he "loves to learn more about football."

Harris is also looking to learn more about Georgia Tech, a school that he is very fond of after visiting two weeks ago for Sunday festivities on campus. He enjoyed the tour around campus where he got to converse with students and other recruits, and was also excited to see the stadium and weight room.

"It's nice to hear all about their academics, because it assures me that if I go to school here, there's more to life than just football if I decide against going pro," Harris said.

Harris and his recruiting coordinator, linebackers coach Joe Speed, have been conversing a lot lately, especially over the phone. According to Harris, Speed has developed as a go-to guy when he needs someone to speak to during his recruitment.

"I have a really good connection with Coach Speed," Harris said. "We definitely talk a lot."

Harris said he visited Alabama last weekend for their Junior Day, but has yet to plan a Junior Day visit at Georgia Tech.


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