The two are highly-coveted defensive JUCO prospects who met on their official visit to Iowa State the weekend of Nov. 22.
With decision day looming for Harris, who's a December graduate, Pierson wanted to make sure the two were on the same page.
"Man, we were talking about how we were going to change [the program] around!" Pierson said in a text to AllCyclones.com on Wednesday, who added he's excited about the prospect of teaming up with Harris.
Neither has committed to Iowa State but each is leaning toward doing so soon.
The bullish defensive end from Pasadena JUCO, Pierson liked what he saw Tuesday night as two JUCO safeties who were also on the Nov. 22 official visit, Devron Moore and Qujuan Floyd, committed to Iowa State.
It was a substantial roll of momentum for Iowa State, which is coming off a 3-9 year and looking to finalize its 2014 recruiting class with a bang. Harris and Pierson each play a position of serious need and would certainly compete for starting spots should they eventually land in Ames.
Harris, a middle linebacker who notched 124 tackles as a sophomore at Copiah-Lincoln (MS) maintains the Cyclones are his current No. 1 school, as does Pierson, who visited Indiana last weekend.
"Dale and I had a long talk earlier," Harris said Wednesday. "I told him Iowa State was my frontrunner. I think I'm gonna wait it out. He knows that."