Hal Mumme was brought to SMU to shake things up offensively. The title of passing game coordinator fits the chief architect of the ‘Air Raid' offense well, and it is clear that SMU's passing attack is exactly what Mumme has been focusing on in his recruiting.
Four-Star Pierce County quarterback Tyler Harris has big time offers to go along with his big time talent. Perennial powerhouse Alabama as well as Steve Spurrier-led SEC stud South Carolina have already put their chips on the table for the Georgia play-caller. But SMU has found a way to make his top three.
"I'd say the teams that I'm giving a look to right now that have showed me a lot of interest are probably South Florida, SMU and South Carolina," Harris said.
Despite already having two quarterbacks committed in 2014, Harris was offered by the Mustangs about a month ago and has been heavily recruited by Mumme himself. Harris developed a great relationship with Mumme through his current head coach, Sean Pender, who played for Mumme at Valdosta State.
Harris says the duo of Mumme and SMU head coach June Jones could create an explosive style of offense that he could most definitely see himself becoming a part of.
"I know Hal Mumme and Coach Jones when they get together they're going to have a great offense," Harris said. "The Run N' Shoot is a really interesting offense for me because I know they throw the ball a lot and me being a quarterback I like that aspect of it so I'm going to check them out and see what I think."
In describing his attributes, Harris said that his arm strength and pocket presence are two things that coaches habitually praise him for after evaluation. Recognizing that a quarterback in the Run N' Shoot needs a big arm, Harris says Mumme has him as the most coveted player on the board.
"He said that I'm number one on their board and they're really interested in me," Harris said. "They like the way I throw the ball and how I run my offense. They said that if I get out there, they think I'd really like the program."
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound athlete has already taken a number of visits and was in Tampa this past weekend visiting USF. Harris says he will be flying into Dallas to see the Hilltop on Thursday and will be returning home on Saturday night.
With the upcoming season approaching quickly, Harris wants to get his college decision finalized so that he can focus on his number one goal of winning the state championship. Harris says that he plans on deciding within the coming weeks.
"Honestly, I want to try and make my decision before my senior season starts so that's coming up pretty quick," he said.
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