As a rising senior at Collins Hill High School (GA), offensive tackle Christian Harris has seen his recruitment gain momentum in just a week's time.
During his trip to Tuscaloosa, Harris was able to tour the football facilities and speak with the Tide's coaching staff.
"It was really cool," Harris said of Junior Day. "We saw all of the facilities and met the strength and conditioning coaches. It was really important for me to see the weight room, too. They're building a new one now and turning the old one into a player's lounge and theater for film.
"We each met our position coaches as well," Harris continued. "Kirby Smart said he was very happy that I was there. He wants me to come to the camp this summer."
Although a trip to Alabama's camp is now on Harris's mind, he also admits surprise in the Tide's interest.
"I always thought that the 'best of the best' went to Alabama and they would never have a place for me," Harris explained, "but they emphasized to me that they look for good athletes to train and build as soon as they get there."
On Wednesday morning, Harris received an official offer from South Alabama.
"It was really cool," Harris said of the offer. "My coach at Collins Hill pulled me out of the locker room to speak with South Alabama's coaches in his office."
Brett Sheehan, the quarterback at Collins Hill, committed to South Alabama on Monday. Sheehan was waiting inside of the coaches' office when Harris was called in.
"Brett was in there, and South Alabama's coach said, 'maybe in a couple of years, you could block for this guy,'" Harris explained. "It was the first time I've ever talked to South Alabama. They made the offer."
With another offer from Ohio University under his belt, Harris has not yet decided where he'll camp this summer.
Stay with FOX Sports NEXT for the latest on Harris's recruitment, including his plans to attend summer camps in the months to come.