"We're still not sure yet," said Harris. "Right now I think I'm getting much stronger and that has been a major factor in the decision. If I'm strong enough by the time my senior year is here I'll be ready and stay in this class, but if I feel like I need more strength that's when I would reclassify.
"As of now though it's looking more like I will stay in the 20ll class."
Harris is the younger brother of 2010 McDonald's All-American Tobias Harris. A Tennessee signee, Tobias is a face-up four-man, but Tyler is set to play more on the perimeter. Checking in at nearly 6-foot-8 and 195 pounds, he believes he has the skillset to play either shooting guard or small forward.
"I see myself as mostly a three or a two," said Tyler. "I'm an outside wing who likes to shoot and drive. I feel like I see the floor well, and I like to get out and run the floor. That's why I'm going to play more three and two."
Is he interested in playing his college ball with his older brother?
"Tennessee is recruiting me, but I'm not sure if I will go there or not. We kind of want to go to different schools. We've played together our whole lives... maybe if I went to another school we could play against each other one day."
Harris is still adding offers even though he isn't sure if he will be in the 2011 or 2012 recruiting class.
"Right now I am receiving interest from Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Iowa, West Virginia, Washington, and South Florida," said Harris. "I have offers from Sienna, NC State, Boston College, Seton Hall, and UCONN."
The most recent school to come in and evaluate Harris was NC State. Assistant coach Larry Harris is handling his recruitment for the Wolfpack and came up recently to watch him workout.
"NC State came to one of my workouts," said Harris. "[Coach Harris] liked it and that's when he offered me a scholarship. I plan on going to their Elite Camp here soon so that's when I will get to visit them. Once I go down for the camp I can see the campus and find out more about them. It's definitely one of the schools I'm interested in."
On the AAU circuit Harris has split his time playing with the Westchester Hawks and the Albany City Rocks. This weekend the Hawks are playing in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in North Carolina, and the City Rocks are heading out to Los Angeles for a Nike event. Who will Harris be playing with?
"I'm going out to L.A.," he said. "I'll be playing in the Nike tournament with the City Rocks.
"AAU ball has been going good though. It's been one of my better summers and hopefully I'm going to keep it the same way."
While Harris is in no hurry to make a decision he knows what he is looking for in a school.
"I'm looking mostly at the style of play and the coaching staff," he said. "I also want to be familiar with the current players and know who will be there when I get there. The other thing I'm looking at is the academics... I'll probably major in Business or Communications.
"I don't really know when I'll make a decision. Obviously I have to find out first if I'll be in the senior class, and I hope to know that by the end of the summer. I don't think I'll sign late though. If I do commit it will be so I can sign in the first signing period."