Class of 2016 Guard Jordan Harris Update

Seminole County High School (Donalsonville, GA) class of 2016 guard Jordan Harris talks recruiting.

  • Name: Jordan Harris
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Seminole County High School (Donalsville, GA)
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-5, 175
  • Ranking: 3-Star
  • Colleges of Interest: Alabama, Clemson, Connecticut, Davidson, Florida A&M, Florida State, George Mason, Georgia, Illinois State, Kansas State, Long Beach State, Maryland, Mercer, Memphis, Mississippi State, Morehead State, North Carolina State, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Tennessee, Tulsa, Xavier

  • Harris has been on the recruiting radar screen for several years.

    "I received my first offer when I was in the 8th grade; George Mason offered me when I was in the 8th grade," said Harris, who now has a total of 17 offers.

    One other school that is close to offering him is Mississippi State.

    "Mississippi State is talking about offering me," said Harris. "I've been knowing about Mississippi State for the past two years. I know they have a great tradition in basketball. And they have a great coach. He's a competitor, a winner. I also know that they are a great school academically."

    He has formed a very good relationship with the head coach at MSU.

    "(Mississippi State head) Coach (Rich) Ray and I are solid," said Harris. "We have a lot of conversations. I have been knowing him since my 8th grade year. But we didn't get close until last summer. He is one of the first coaches that I talked to. He's pretty cool.

    "The first thing he ever said to me was, 'kid, you are a Bulldog.' He wasn't necessarily talking about me as a Mississippi State Bulldog but a Bulldog (in the way that I play). He said I remind him of Rodney Hood. He said he loves Rodney Hood's game."

    He's also very impressed with his recruiting coach at Mississippi State, Wes Flanigan.

    "Wes Flanigan is my guy," said Harris. "He is the first one that I got in contact with. I then got in touch with Coach Ray. Ever since then, Coach Ray and I have been talking. Now they contact me every day."

    In addition to Mississippi State, Harris is also receiving a lot of interest from several other colleges.

    "UConn, Georgia, FSU, Tennessee, Memphis are showing a lot of interest in me," said Harris, who has taken unofficial visits to Georgia, Florida State and Tennessee this past spring and summer.

    Harris talked about what the coaches like about him, not only as a player but as a person.

    "The coaches tell me that they like my character off the court," said Harris. "I've gotten a lot of good recommendations from the people around me.

    "(On the court) most of them say that I have a complete game. They just say that I need to add some weight."

    With so many college coaches staying in contact with him on a regular basis, you would think it would be tough to deal with, but not for Harris.

    "I stay relaxed about it right now," he said. "I don't try to get too much into it right now. I'll probably make a list this coming summer, then make my commitment my senior year."

    Keep it on and as we continue to follow Jordan Harris' recruitment.

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