Bama back considering UT

One of Alabama's finest junior running backs lists Tennessee among his top three colleges.

Harris Johnson is a 5-11, 180-pounder from Vestavia Hills (Ala.) High School. He covers 40 yards in 4.5 seconds and is getting interest from several Southeastern Conference schools.

''I am considering Alabama, Ole Miss, and Tennessee,'' Johnson told Andrew Bone of

The early leader for his services is the homestate Crimson Tide. He attended Bama's game with Oklahoma last September.

''Right now, I like Alabama,'' he said. ''I really like the school and everything about it. It is a great location for me.''

Regarding his strengths as a runner, Johnson said: ''I have very good vision and I'm quick. I need to improve my speed.''

Tennessee's top two tailbacks, Cedric Houston and Jabari Davis, will be seniors next fall. Reserve Gerald Riggs, Jr., will be a junior. The Vols signed two tailback prospects in February -- Ja'Kouri Williams (Plaquemine, La.) and Arian Foster (San Diego) -- and already have one tailback committed for the 2005 signing class, LaMarcus Coker of Antioch, Tenn.

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