Louisville in Georgia CB's 'top six'

Ronnie Harris, a talented corner from Atlanta (GA) Westlake, has several BCS offers, including one from Louisville. Though the 5-foot-9, 165-pound standout isn't ready to discuss favorites, Harris told InsideTheVille.com that the Cards have a spot in his 'top six.'

College coaches know all about Ronnie Harris, a 5'9, 165-pound cornerback with 4.4 forty-speed from Atlanta (GA) Westlake.

Harris, one of the top-ranked cornerbacks at Atlanta's MVP Camp last month, holds offers from a host of BCS programs, including Louisville, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

"Things are going good," Harris said. "Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Arkansas, Wake Forest, Stanford, Harvard and some other schools have been down this spring. I have 12 or 13 offers right now."

Harris, who recorded 71 tackles, seven interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, ten pass breakups, five forced fumbles and more than 800 return yards as a junior, picked up an offer earlier this spring from Louisville. His high school played on the Cardinals Fiesta Bowl championship team in the early 1990's.

"I'm very exited about the Louisville offer," Harris said. "They said they were going to try to come down this spring. My coach, Greg Minnis, played at Louisville. He told me it was a great atmosphere when he was there and they had great support. It was a very prestigious offer and I was very happy to get it. Hopefully I'll be in more contact with them."

Harris maintains contact with several Louisville coaches, but speaks mostly to defensive coordinator Vance Bedford.

"I've talked to four of their coaches," Harris said. "I've talked to Coach Bedford the most. He was just saying they really need corners and that I'd have a very good chance to come in there and start. He said I could come down there and be a lock-down corner and help them win some games. The coaches are great people and I love talking to them. Me and [Bedford] are in sync with each other and the conversation flowed very well. They seemed very sincere and honest with what they were saying so I was happy with the offer."

Harris said academics and finding a school with outstanding athletic facilities will play a large role in his decision. "I also want to go somewhere the coach knows me and wants me to come in there and play not just recruiting me because of my ranking on Scout.com," Harris said.

Harris plans to focus more attention on his recruitment this summer. With spring practice still ongoing, Harris wasn't ready to talk favorites, though he said Louisville has a place high atop his list.

"Right now I'm more focuses on spring football. After spring football I'm going to deal with my favorites and Top 5," Harris said. "But Louisville is definitely in my top six."

Harris visited Oregon, South Carolina and Ole Miss this spring. He holds offers from South Carolina and Ole Miss and is expecting an offer from the Ducks this spring. He said he'll probably make a couple more visits this summer. "I'm going to try to visit Tennessee this summer and get back to Ole Miss," Harris said. "I think I want to save Louisville for one of my official visits because of financial issues."

Though Harris doesn't want to talk favorites, Ole Miss is clearly a team to watch out for in this recruitment.

"I have a great relationship with all the coaches there," Harris said. "They don't really care about my size. They like how I play with tenacity. They want me to come there and be a player and I like that. The coaches are real adament about building a relationship with me and I've built a good relationship with Coach Price the last few months."

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