Missouri is reaching into the heart of SEC territory for 2012, and one WR prospect that has received a Missouri offer is Tyree Harris 6'2" 184 4.46 Marietta (GA). Harris took time to visit with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about Missouri, and he updated us on his recruitment.
Harris reports offers from Boston College, Mississippi State, and Syracuse, in addition to Missouri. He's also hearing from and has interest in Kentucky, but he has not yet received an offer from the Wildcats.
Harris had indicated that he would like to make a decision and a verbal commitment during June, and he would like to visit Missouri before he makes that decision. But, taking an unofficial visit to Missouri was looking like an impossibility for Harris. Harris talked about his quandary.
"I really want to go visit Missouri," explained Harris. "It's going to be hard to make it up there for an unofficial visit, because it's so far away. So, I'll probably have to wait until after the season to take an official visit to Missouri."
Harris indicated that he doesn't know how he could take an unofficial visit to Missouri. He wants to make his decision, to lock up a spot at an SEC school, in June. He's interested in Missouri, but he would want to visit before he would consider committing to Missouri.
"At the same time, I'd like to go ahead and commit, so that I can get the recruiting process out of the way," explained Harris. "I'd like to focus on my team, and my senior season, and focus on school. But at the same time, I don't want to make a mistake, and hadn't checked out Missouri yet. Once I commit, I'm not de-committing, because I'm a man of my word. I don't want to make a mistake. I want to be sure that I know what type of school that I commit to, and that it's a good fit for me."
"If I haven't visited Missouri, it'd be hard to say that I'd commit there," said Harris. "I'd at least want to come check it out."
Harris said that once he chooses a school, that the distance from home won't be much of a factor. He said that he knows that Missouri throws the football, which is appealing to him.
"I'm thinking about committing early," said Harris. "But at the same time, I don't want to make a mistake. I'm in kind of a tight spot right now."
Harris reports a 35" vertical jump, and a 4.04 second shuttle. He's known to be pretty physical, despite his somewhat slight build, and he is known to be a good route runner, and with good hands.
"Once I get the ball in my hands, I can do dangerous work," admitted Harris, when I questioned him about his run after catch ability.
Harris also informed me that Missouri has offered one of his best friends, a receiver from a neighboring school. He said that the two of them have discussed the possibility that the two friends could visit Missouri together.