OL Harris has 'Awesome' visit to USF

With 7 offers in hand and others showing interest, Milton offensive lineman Josh Harris has begun the process of taking visits. The 6-foot-4, 290 pound prospect made a recent trip to Tampa to check out USF, and came away very impressed. Harris discusses the visit, where the Bulls stand, and when he plans on making a decision.

After a very productive spring where Milton offensive tackle Josh Harris picked up 7 offers, the 6-foot-4, 290 pound prospect has started taking visits and talks about his recent trip to check out what USF had to offer.

"The visit was awesome, it really was," said Harris. "I really enjoyed it."

"We met the players, watched them work out, spent the whole day with coach Shank and Coach Scott, toured the entire campus and football facilities, watch film with the coaches and spent time with Coach Holtz.  It was really a great time."

Harris came in with his family and teammate RB Peyton Barber and got to tour the Bulls campus and what life was like in Tampa.

"I loved it. I really liked how nice it was, I liked the dorms and how everything is spread out," said Harris. "I also liked all the great stuff the football team gets. They really treat the athletes well."

The offensive line man got to check out the Bulls recently updated facilities.

"The facilities were great. The practice fields are brand new and are really awesome," said Harris. "The locker room is nice now, but they're getting it redone, so it's going to be really something."

"We saw the weight room and got to watch the team work out in the weight room," said Harris. "I really enjoyed watching them go at it."

While on the visit Harris got to spend quality time with the Bulls staff

"I have a really good relationship with Coach Shank and Coach Scott. They met us for breakfast and we spent the whole day with them," said Harris. "We also spent about an hour with Coach Holtz in his office talking with my family. I really like the coaching staff."

"They said I can come in and make an early impact for the program," said Harris. "They also spent a lot of time getting to know me and my family."

The Georgia prospect got to watch film and get an up close look at the USF offense and liked what he saw.

"I really love the offense they run. They use a lot of multiple sets and are a run first team," said Harris. "They're also a very explosive offense."

While on the trip, Harris got to spend time with USF Head Coach Skip Holtz

"Meeting Coach Holtz was awesome. He's a very cool and funny coach to be around," said Harris. "He talked with my family and about how the program is on the rise. How they will compete nationally in the very near future."

Harris talked about how did the visit affected how he felt about USF.

"It was a great visit and I really loved everything about it," Harris. "USF is a great program."

Harris came in with teammate running back Peyton Barber, who liked the visit  as well, and then spent a night with his other teammate Corey Helms who was just beginning his visit.

"I know Peyton loved it to and hah a real good time, "said Harris. "Being there with my teammates was great. We all really enjoyed it and had a great time."

With scholarship offers from USF, Wake Forest, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, and South
Alabama, Harris doesn't have a short list of favorites but said the Bulls made a great impression.

"No, I don't have a list of schools standing out, but I loved everything about USF," said Harris. It's a great program."

With his USF visit in the books, Harris has a busy schedule coming up.

"I'm on my way to Tennessee now, and then visit Wake on Friday and then Mississippi State on Sunday," said Harris. "After that I'm not sure."

As to when Harris would like to make his choice, he doesn't think he'll wait until the end, and is eyeing a summer decision.

"I would like to make my decision before my senior season, but that's not 100 percent," said Harris. "We'll just see how everything goes."

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