Chicago guard Harris takes first trip to MSU

Morgan Park shooting guard says he has a great first visit to East Lansing and talks his recruitment as his team heads into the playoffs searching for back-to-back state titles.

After winning a state title last season, Chicago Morgan Park is looking to repeat as the playoffs start Wednesday.

But before the run for another championship gets underway, junior shooting guard Kain Harris got in a quick recruiting visit as he stopped by East Lansing to check out Michigan State on Saturday.

"I had a great visit," he said. "I liked the fans and the atmosphere and whole environment around Michigan State. I liked the coaches and how they make players better and the players they all want to be there, so that's always a good sign."

The visit was set up when Michigan State coaches Tom Izzo and Dane Fife stopped by Morgan Park for a practice and they invited him to come for a visit.

"They also want me to come down for an official visit sometime in the spring after I take my ACT, so I'm trying to set up," Harris said. "I text Coach Fife quite often and we talk about the program. That is going pretty good right now."

If an offer ultimately comes from the Spartans, Harris said there is no doubt it would be a big one for him.

"That would mean a lot to me," he said. "It would be big because it would show me that they really like what I can do and continue to keep their program always in the right direction."

The 6-foot-3 guard said he currently holds offers from South Carolina, Kansas State, Creighton, Bradley and Northern Illinois.

"I've been talking to Minnesota, Oklahoma, Iowa State, Michigan State and Illinois," he said.

Once the playoffs are over – which if Harris has his way won't be until late in March – he will look to get out and take more visits through the spring, summer and fall.

"I am going to be getting down to Creighton pretty soon," he said. "I'll be taking more visits in the spring after our state playoff run, so I will get to more schools, but pretty much I'm just focused right now on trying to win another state championship."

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