Harris visits UGA, will return

UGA tight ends coach John Lilly took a look at Jackson Harris and less than a week later offered the junior a scholarship. The Bulldog target took his first visit to Athens and he liked what he saw...

Georgia is known for using their tight ends in their offense and Jackson Harris has paid attention to that.

The 2015 tight end out of Columbia (Tenn.) Central picked up an offer from the Dawgs earlier this fall and he saw UGA in action Saturday.

"I like Georgia's offense and how they get the tight end the ball. I saw Arthur Lynch catch two touchdowns Saturday and he was thrown to a good bit," said Harris.

"I saw UGA spread him out wide, play him with his hand down, and I see a lot of similarities in us. I really like how they moved him around, I paid a lot of attention to that."

Lynch's position coach at Georgia is John Lilly and Harris spent much time with him over the weekend.

The 6-foot-5, 240 pound junior arrived Friday, so he got to see a lot of what Georgia has to offer.

"I spent a lot of time with Coach Lilly and he showed me around much of Friday. I got a good look at Georgia, I spent a lot of time with the coaches, and I learned how they really do things at Georgia.

"The facilities are top notch, the atmosphere was great, and I loved it there. It was a great visit."

The Dawgs made a strong impression on one of the top juniors in Tennessee. This will not be his only visit to Athens.

"I was very impressed with everything," said Harris. "I have very high interest and I will be back at Georgia for sure.

"I really like Coach Lilly a lot and the entire coaching staff is great. I got to meet with Coach [Mark] Richt for a good 45 minutes and he is a man with great character.

"I saw a lot of things I liked and I had a great time there."

Harris will see another Bulldogs play Thursday when he travels to Mississippi State for the Egg Bowl.

Scout has Harris ranked as the No. 11 in the country.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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