Harris Could be Ready After NC State Official

The NC State Coaching Staff is in hot pursuit of Cherryville (NC) Wide Receiver Kenneth Harris, the state's top senior wideout. With that being said, some feel Georgia is definitely on Kenneth's mind an it will take an impressive NC State visit to land the talented athlete.

Kenneth Harris and his family loved his visit to Georgia this past weekend. So much so, he has named the Bulldogs as the leader to land his signature on signing day. Harris told StateFans in this interview that the Georgia trip was a "great visit."

While Georgia may be the leader, NC State has the next shot (possibly the last) to impress the Cherryville High School senior. Coach Dick Portee made an in-home this week to check with Kenneth to see if he was still set to go to Raleigh this weekend. StateFans asked Kenneth how that visit went.

"It went pretty good. He came by to say hey and make sure everything was ok with me coming up there," said Harris. "He just wanted to go over things. It was a good meeting."

NC State has been recruiting Harris for some time now and they were one of the first schools to set up an official visit with the wide receiver.

What raised the initial interest in the Pack? "I like Coach Portee. When I talked to Coach Amato, I liked him. It is an in-state school, and I just wanted to take a look at it to see how I like it," explained Kenneth. "You know, just go up there and see what is going on. Its time to go there and hang out with some the players to see how I feel down there."

Kenneth told StateFans what he hoped to gain from his Raleigh trip.

"I want to meet the guys. I want to see if I fit there for four years of my college or not. I just want to know if I will get a chance to prove myself in getting to play. Will I have fun? Will it be a great college experience?"

Kenneth has been to NC State for an unofficial visit this past season.

"I went to the Maryland game. It was great. The fans were great. The support for football is great down there. I like the coaches like I said. It was great."

Harris is scheduled to visit Duke on the 30th. He also told StateFans he has scheduled a visit to Charlottesville.

"I have Virginia lined up. I might have my dates mixed up, but I think it is after this visit. I am not sure."

We asked Harris when he hoped to make his decision. "Probably in about a week or so," said Kenneth.

Will the timing of his decision affect his last two visits? "I'll have to make that decision later on."

Harris is considered to be the top wide receiver in the state this year, finishing with nearly 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns.

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