Harris "exactly the guy" MSU is looking for

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas senior wide receiver picks up an offer from the Spartans out of nowhere on Thursday. He talks a possible visit before signing day and his visit to Rutgers this weekend.

Out of nowhere, Jawuan Harris picked up an offer from Michigan State.

The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St Thomas Aquinas senior receiver had not heard from the Spartans since last spring, but linebackers coach Mark Snyder brought the good news to the school Thursday.

“He said that they need a receiver and that I’m exactly the guy they are looking for,” Harris said. “He said out of all the other receivers that he went out and watched, I’m far better than any other one he has seen.”

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound receiver said he was “excited and shocked” by the offer. He also was appreciative of the opportunity to potentially play football with his former high school teammate Madre London as well as MacGarrett Kings, whom he has worked out with in Florida.

“They said they like it up there,” Harris said. “I know a little bit about the football team, but I still have to do research on it.”

Harris has been committed to Florida Atlantic since last May, but as signing day nears, things still are a bit undecided.

“Everything is up in the air right now,” he said. “It’s still new to me. I have to go home and talk to my parents and see that we are all on the same page.”

He has an official visit scheduled to Rutgers this weekend and is looking forward to getting up to New Jersey to check out the Scarlet Knights.

“I really want to see the school,” he said. “I’ve talked to all the coaches a bunch of time, so I just want to see the school and see how the campus life is.”

With one weekend left between that visit and signing day, there is a chance Harris could get up to East Lansing to see Michigan State as well.

“I will have to talk to my parents about that,” he said. “They want me to come up next weekend, but I have to see if I’m able to.”


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