Bama offers, but Dawgs still lead for Harmon

A.J. Harmon is getting more and more attention – but that's to be expected.

Alabama can now be counted among the growing list of colleges to offer the Jefferson County star.

"I just picked up my eighth offer from Alabama," Harmon said. "I have never really thought about Bama, but I came in the mail and now I am going to think about them. Coach Burns will be by the school in the next week."

The Tide's interest in Harmon means Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Clemson, South Carolina and Georgia have another program to worry about. But, Harmon says, three schools stand out the most.

"It's still Georgia and Clemson and then Florida," Harmon said of his list.

This past weekend was a time for Harmon to show that he is not just a big body. His 4.75 shuttle time at the Kennedy/CES combine in Atlanta wowed those in attendance. The time was not the only thing that wowed spectators about Harmon.

"It was kind of fun, but there were some guys comparing themselves to me – so that was a little weird. Guys were standing up looking up me – looking at my shoulders and stuff like that," he said.

With the Bama offer in pocket, Harmon says he's interested in hearing from one more SEC powerhouse.

"I would like to hear from LSU. The stadium and the fans are so loud," Harmon said.

While the list gets longer, the top two schools have a tight relationship with the junior. Georgia and Clemson's coaches are top notch according to Harmon – they are the reason the Dawgs and Tigers stick out from the pack.

"Coach Napier and Coach Richt are the two I feel the most comfortable with, Harmon declared. "Coach Napier is real with me about everything. When I sat down at talked with Coach Richt – I wasn't nervous, but he made me understand where they were coming from, and I appreciate that.

Still, Richt was not able to lure Harmon to Athens for the Bulldogs' junior day event. More pressing matters prevented Harmon from leaving home last Saturday.

"Two weeks ago I heard from Coach Fabris. He was asking me about their junior day. I wanted to go, but I had to do some stuff for my grandmother. I am going to go up there the next time they have a big event. I just want to see where I feel real comfortable about where I am going. I want to ask the questions I want answered."

Harmon's college decision may not be made right now, but when he's already decided that when he gets to the next level he wants to people to know who he is – and fast.

"When I get to college I am going to show people what to expect from me," the 330-pound prospect said. "I am going to let them know what I am really about. I understand that it's going by a lot more difficult than high school. There are going to be a lot of grown men, but I have to make it. I am not going to try to show somebody up, but I am going to make a name for myself."


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