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Vols 'family environment' reels in WR Harris

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Jatavious Harris' first-ever visit to Tennessee was all he needed to declare himself a Volunteer.

The Tennessee coaching staff welcomed the 6-foot-3, 184-pound wide receiver to the Big Orange football family after the spring game Saturday.

"It's the family environment and the bond I got," said Harris, who has formed a particularly close relationship with Tennessee wide receivers coach Kevin Beard. "The bond I've got with coach Beard, and coach (Butch) Jones...we talk all the time."

Harris joined Tennessee's 2018 class pledge sheet by informing the staff of his decision on Saturday night in Knoxville. It came moments after quarterback Michael Penix Jr. also decided on a Tennessee future. The day prior, the Vols landed running back Jashaun Corbin. In all, the Big Orange are up to seven commitments.

Harris, who hails from Milledgeville, Georgia, was impressed in his first experience in Neyland Stadium as he was a spectator for the DISH Orange & White game.

"I loved it," Harris said. "It's the biggest (stadium) I've been to.

"I've been to UGA, Georgia State and Miami. That's all I've visited."

He currently holds over 20 offers from schools like Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Pittsburg and South Carolina to name a few.

Harris plans on returning to Knoxville for future visits during the summer, as well as attending camp at Tennessee.

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