Rising junior Jackson Harris of Columbia, Tennessee has been a prospect on the rise in the past year. He raked in offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky and is hearing from even more schools.
The offer from the Yellow Jackets really raised his eyes from an academic standpoint.
"I loved it," Harris said. "I'm interested in engineering so that will help them out a lot. It is a big factor for me. Academics are important and I want to look for a top engineering school to prepare me for life after football."
Georgia Tech offered Harris after a strong camp performance. From then, they have been a school he has made a point to learn more about.
"I camped at Georgia Tech and was offered at that time," he pointed out. "I really liked it and liked being around their coaches. They impressed me when they were teaching me and coaching me up. Their knowledge of the game was very evident and they were good at relating to me and getting me to understand what they wanted me to do."
"We had someone from my high school that goes to Georgia Tech now and he only has good things to say," Harris added. "Everything I've heard about them has been positive. He'd really like me to join him at Georgia Tech and it's something I will definitely consider."
At 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds. Harris is being looked at as a tight end prospect.
One school is recruiting Harris at a position other than tight end.
"Georgia Tech is the only school not recruiting me as a tight end," he mentioned. "They like me as a prospect on the offensive line. All the other schools have told me they'd like me to maintain the size I am now and just get quicker to be the next great tight end."
"I really don't have a preference of where I'd like to play right now," Harris continued. "I'm just having fun playing football and really don't care what I play as long as I'm on the field. I'll play wherever a team may need me."
Harris has plans to visit Florida State, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, and Kentucky for games this season.
He has tentative plans to be at the opener to see the Yellow Jackets host Elon.
Harris likes Georgia Tech offer
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