"It was mainly for my academics," said Harris. "I wanted to have smaller classes, I felt like that could help me out. Also, coach Jackson, he knows what it takes to play in the ACC and how to get to the college level."
The 2016 point guard joined the rest of his Word of God teammates last week when they spent a few days at NC State participating in the Wolfpack's team camp. The top matchup slated Harris against 2015 combo guard Eric Davis and his team.
"It was good," said Harris. "They had good competition out there. I got to play against one of the guards that is looking hard at State. I did pretty well in that game.
"I got to go around and see the campus with coach Moxley. They've been recruiting me since my 9th grade year, so I'm real familiar with all the coaches."
Harris believes he impressed the Wolfpack with his play.
"They like that I'm a fast point guard," he said. "They said they like how I get my teammates involved, but I can also get shots for myself."
As of now, Harris holds offers from Liberty and Charlotte. He's hearing from NC State, Kansas, Wake Forest, Florida, and Florida State among others.
Just a rising junior, this summer on the AAU circuit will be critical for Harris as all those schools will be watching his progress.
"They want to watch me a little more in person," he stated. "They all said they are going to be watching me this summer."
According to Harris, one school currently sticks out.
"State is probably the main school that I'm looking at," he said. "I probably want to stay in-state, and they fit my style of play. Plus, I want to be close to home.
What would it mean to Harris if NC State offered?
"It would be pretty exciting to get that first ACC offer. I don't know if I would commit right away, but I'd be thinking about it."