Georgia Sleeper Awaits First Offer

NC State is one of several schools tracking Stone Mountain (GA) standout Jhyree Harris. Pack Pride has the latest on his interest in the Wolfpack.

Stone Mountain, Georgia quarterback Jhyree Harris is waiting patiently as schools decide whether or not to send offers his way.

The 6-2, 195-pound quarterback has experience running his high school team's spread offense, and that's probably the kind of offense he would fit best into when he reaches college. Harris can beat defenses with his arm as well as his legs.

Last fall he passed for 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for more than 400 yards. No schools have offered yet, but Harris is hoping that changes soon. NC State is one of the schools that has him on their radar.

"They send me a lot of letters," Harris said of the Wolfpack. "I went to visit them for their junior day and I spoke to some of the coaches, but I haven't talked to them really other than that. I went when they played Clemson in football.

"I liked it up there a lot. It's a good school and I would consider going there."

While Harris enjoyed his time in Raleigh he hasn't visited any other schools so he doesn't have anything to compare the experience to yet.

"Florida State's quarterbacks coach said he's going to come to my spring practice. If he likes me they're going to offer me. Kentucky came to my school and said they would be coming to spring practice, too. They said the same thing. If they like what they see, they'll offer."

The state of Florida supplies schools across the country with talent, especially in the ACC, Big East and SEC. NC State will almost assuredly sign at least someone from the state. It becomes difficult to win recruiting battles for Sunshine State recruits when either Florida, Florida State or Miami extend offers, however.

Those programs hold a lot of sway in recruits minds, and most grow up with allegiances to at least one of those programs.

"I like Florida State a lot," he said. "I just moved up here (to Georgia) from Florida, so I kind of like Florida State. I'll go to whatever school makes me feel like I'm at home, though. It really depends on that and where I'm comfortable with the offense."

Harris said he is in no hurry to end the recruiting process and would be fine waiting things out until later in the year.

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