Harris: 'It Was Great'

St. Benedict's Prep (NJ) standout Tyler Harris took his second official visit over the weekend and left impressed with the NC State Wolfpack.

St. Benedict's Prep (NJ) standout Tyler Harris took his second official visit over the weekend and left impressed with the NC State Wolfpack.

"It was great," said Harris. "I liked the campus a lot, that stood out to me. I thought the coaches were all great, and I connected well with the players. Overall, I had a great time at NC State."

Harris, who was accompanied by his father, was able to catch the Wolfpack's football game against Virginia Tech. What did he think of the contest?

"The fans were really into it," he said. "It was a great atmosphere to be in. The fans got into the game and that showed me the atmosphere of the fans and that there are things to do outside of basketball."

Hosting Harris was Wolfpack junior forward C.J. Williams.

"My host was C.J. Williams... he was real cool," said Harris. "I hung out with him a lot, and he showed me the college life there. I got to experience some things away from basketball."

Harris, who checks in at 6-foot-8 and 195 pounds, is talented wing capable of playing either forward position. He is being recruited primarily as a combo forward, and has narrowed his list to NC State, Iowa, Providence, and St. John's after dropping Louisville. He has now officially visited NC State and Iowa, and he has a trip scheduled to Providence on October 15th. What did he think of his first two trips?

"They both were great, but I thought I got to see more of the fans at NC State," said Harris. "They were really into it, and the campus was nice. I liked it a lot there, but really both of the schools have great fans and a great campus."

Harris plans on visiting his other two finalists before reaching a decision, and he doesn't have a leader.

"I'm wide open," he said. "Those are my final four schools though. I will be taking all my official visits and then I will talk with my dad about making a decision."

Harris is currently rated the No. 24 power forward prospect in the country by Scout.com. He plans on signing in the early signing period.

Photo courtesy of Newsday.com.


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