Harris to Visit UNC

Kenneth Harris received some news from his head coach Wednesday afternoon. North Carolina had extended an invitation for an official visit.

"They called my coach this afternoon," Harris said. "My primary recruiter flew in today. He called and offered and invited me to visit this weekend."

UNC's scholarship offer to Harris is only a verbal one at this point, but could be solidified if everything falls in place this weekend during an official trip to Chapel Hill.

Harris, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound athlete from Decatur (Ga.) Columbia, has already taken official visits to Charleston Southern, Colgate, and Southern. All three aforementioned schools have offered, as well as Navy.

According to sources close to the situation, Georgia has made a late push for Harris and will attempt to bring him to Athens officially this weekend.

If Harris makes it to UNC and comes away with a solid offer, it's likely that he will commit, as the Tar Heels are his clear cut leader.

"I like the campus and the opportunity to start playing my freshman year – that's a big boost," Harris said. "They said I could come in and play their SAM [strongside linebacker], because they lost a senior this year."

Harris has spent most of his prep career in the secondary. He started at safety for Columbia during both his sophomore and junior seasons. Heading into his senior campaign, Harris was moved to middle linebacker only to return to safety several games into the season.

"We were getting beat on deep coverage, so they moved me back to safety," Harris said. "[Before] my senior year, we lost a lot of linebackers and I would know to come up and hit hard [at safety], so they moved me to linebacker. But we were just getting beat deep too much."

Tommy Thigpen, who is handling Harris' recruitment for UNC, first discovered Harris in May at Scout.com's Elite camp in Atlanta. He began to seriously recruit Harris at mid-season and steadily increased his efforts as Harris' senior season progressed.

Harris ended his senior season with 62 tackles and two interceptions. He also started at tight end, where he caught four touchdown passes.

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