Harris planning visits

Nebraska is going to be host to a number of big time recruits over the coming weeks. One of those players will likely be A.J. Harris from Stilwell (Kans.) Blue Valley who wants to see Lincoln again over his spring break.

A.J. Harris has already been to a few schools through the winter leading into spring. The 6-foot-4 and 296-pound offensive lineman from Stilwell (Kans.) Blue Valley just got back from his latest trip last weekend.

"I have made some trips already this year," Harris said. "I have been to junior day at Missouri and Oklahoma State this past weekend. I went to Kansas State for a basketball game and I have plans for some more trips."

Harris is hitting the road again in just a couple of weeks. One of the stops that he plans on making is Ohio State. After that, Harris would just like to knock out as many schools as he can while on his spring break.

"I am planning on going to Ohio State on my spring break. I am basically planning on getting to as many schools as I can that week. I am planning on going to Missouri, Kansas State and definitely Nebraska.

"I am not really sure about what the plans might be for the summer. At this point, I am not really sure I need to go to a lot of camps or combines. I might go to one or two of the big camps."

Harris is a player that will have to make a position change at the next level. Although a high school offensive tackle Harris is being looked at to move inside at the next level.

"I am getting recruited for both inside spots, guard and center. I play left tackle in high school though. I think that there will be an adjustment that I have to make moving inside.

"I think that the biggest adjustment should be as a tackle in high school dealing with players smaller and faster. Moving inside in college I will play against bigger players, who are stronger and are more stocky."

There are some things that Harris is definitely looking closely at when it comes to picking out the best possible school for his future. The relationships with the staff are going to be a big part of it as well as facilities and academics.

"The perfect fit for me is a strong relationship with the position coach," Harris said. "I really want to get to know the strength and conditioning coach too. I want to get a good idea about the philosophy of the coaches, the scheme they run, academics and the facilities."

The trip that Harris is planning to Nebraska in the coming weeks won't be his first. He was in Lincoln for a home game last season and he was impressed with the position coach, facilities and atmosphere that he saw that weekend.

"I went up to Lincoln last year for their game against UCLA. I got a chance to talk with Coach John Garrison quite a bit and one thing that I like about his is that he likes to build up his players and not yell or tear them down.

"On my visit, I want to see his style on my own. I know that their facilities are amazing and the gameday atmosphere is great. Football is second to none in the state of Nebraska."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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