Harris talks Vol visit

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When one thinks about a rising senior prospect from Milton (Ga.) High School, the name that comes to mind is four-star defensive lineman Carl Lawson, but there is another prospect to keep an eye on out of Alpharetta, Ga.

A name that you might want to remember is Josh Harris. A 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive tackle, Harris is gaining interest from several schools around the south including Tennessee, where he visited Saturday.

"I loved the visit," Harris told InsideTennessee. "Everything was awesome and I enjoyed getting to watch spring practice. It was my first time seeing a spring practice and watching players go through that."

Harris got an up close and personal look at new offensive line coach Sam Pittman, who is Harris' main recruiter, along with running backs coach Jay Graham.

"I have always been a fan of the Vols."

Josh Harris

"Coach Pittman and coach Graham are my main recruiters," he said. "I got a chance to talk with coach Pittman a bunch at the end of the visit. We watched my film together and I liked him a lot.

"It was good to see coach Pittman coaching the current players," Harris said. "They were really flying around out there during practice. I like his coaching style and how he breaks everything down with technique and everything. It was awesome."

Harris named Tennessee and Kentucky as his two top schools. Along with his two favorites, Harris has also fielded interest from Georgia, Georgia Tech, UCF, Vanderbilt and Boston College.

"Tennessee and Kentucky are probably my two top schools," Harris said. "I visited Kentucky a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. They seem really interested. They will be coming to see me practice as well.

"I grew up liking Tennessee. I have always watched Tennessee and stuff like that. I have always been a fan of the Vols. That makes it even more cool to come up and see Tennessee."

Harris has yet to collect his first offer, but a couple more looks from the Tennessee coaching staff could equal up to all his dreams coming true.

"Coach Pittman and coach (Derek) Dooley want to see me in person so they are going to come see me and they want me to come to camp so they can work me out," he said. "They want to get a feel for my game and stuff like that. I think there is a good chance they will offer me in the future."

Chris Price is a staff writer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously an intern for the site for two years before graduating from the University of Tennessee. He joined the InsideTennessee team in 2009.

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