2016 Target: Harrison Gee

WAKE FOREST, N.C. --- Harrison Gee, a 6-foot-3, 256-pound offensive guard from Walter Williams High School, returned to North Carolina on Tuesday to receive a better look at the school.

Scouting Report

“Harrison is a great football player to have – a great young man to have,” Williams head coach David Green said. “He has a high character, great academics, comes to practice every day ready to work hard – he’s the kind of guy that every coach wants on his team.

“He’s a big kid who moves well. When we get into tough situations, we’re going to run wherever he is. We were successful doing that last year. We got into situations last year where we’d double-team on the one side and allow Harrison to block one-on-one on the other.”

Prep Career

Gee became Williams’s starting right guard as a freshman, though he has moved along the offensive line depending on the situation. This past season, he received all-conference and all-region recognition.

This coming season, Gee will pick up responsibilities on defense.

“We’re going to at least let him play some over there to see if he can help us out over there like we know he can as strong as he is, as physical as he is, and as well as he can run,” Green said.

Recruitment

After enjoying his camp experience last month, Gee returned to North Carolina on Tuesday to receive a more in-depth look at the school.

“It went well,” Gee said. “I got a chance to meet with all the coaches and got a tour of the actual campus and all the facilities I hadn’t seen.”

When he camped at UNC a month ago, Gee only really got to see the practice facilities.

“I really liked [what I saw on Tuesday],” Gee said. “It was a lot nicer than I thought it would be. I like the fact that everything is right there – kind of centered where the football area is. Nothing is too far away.”

UNC didn’t offer during the visit, but Larry Fedora and Chris Kapilovic did provide Gee a status update during separate one-on-one meetings.

“They said their scholarship numbers are still kind of down,” Gee said. “They talked about with my class, right now they’re only going to take two [offensive] linemen. So they’re taking it really slow and making sure they offer recruits they know they’re real comfortable with.”

Gee has collected offers from NC State and West Virginia. He’s also hearing from Clemson, Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest.

“All the in-state schools are high on him,” Green said.

While camping at UNC in June, Gee was coached up by Kapilovic.

“The way he taught things made sense to me and clicked,” Gee said. “… He’s a tough coach, but at the same time he’s going to help you out to improve.”

After camping last month and receiving an in-depth visit on Tuesday, Gee has a favorable opinion of UNC.

“I like [UNC] a lot,” Gee said. “It’s definitely one of my options right now. It’s probably on up there with NC State [and] Clemson – those are probably my top three favorites that I’ve visited.

“I can’t really pin-point one thing. It just feels right when I go. Something just clicks when I’m on campus and I’m around the people I’m going to be around at those three places.

“I like the idea of being somewhat close to home.”

Besides UNC, Gee camped at Clemson, Duke, NC State, and West Virginia this summer. He’s finished with visits until the football season.

Gee’s father played football at NC State in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. While that connection made the NC State offer special, he says it won’t factor into his recruitment.

“I’m trying to keep an open mind on everything and do what’s best for me than everybody else,” Gee said. “I think my dad is kind of in the same mindset as I am -- he just wants me to find the right fit for me.”

Extra Notes

Gee’s brother, Alex, is a junior offensive lineman at Richmond.

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