Tylor Harris talks Wake Forest

Tylor Harris, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound, defensive end from Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, La., visited Wake Forest this weekend with his father. Although he was set to announce his college decision last Friday, Harris decided to take a weekend visit to Winston-Salem instead.


"It was a good time," said Tylor Harris. "Getting a chance to met with Coach Grobe was nice. He's an amazing coach. He's honest, down-to-earth, and would be a great person to play under. My Dad liked him a lot too. We had a lot of the same feelings about the visit."

Harris was named First Team All-State(2A) as a senior by the LSWA.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Harris tore his ACL and meniscus on the last play of his last high school game, a overtime loss to Winnfield in the playoffs.

Harris e spent time with Ray McCartney during the visit and talked about his options coming in as a freshman.

"Coach Mac is a real cool guy," said Harris. "We talked about redshirting the first year or possibly coming in and playing.

"There are a lot of variables there with the knee. I just had surgery six weeks ago, and rehab is coming along very well. But he likes how I'd fit into the defense as a pass rusher. I was happy with what he had to say. I liked him a lot."

Daniel Mack, a sophomore safety from Miami, was Harris' player-host while he was on campus. He gave Harris a tour of the campus and introduced him to some of the other players.

"I got a good feeling about the togetherness the team has for one another," Harris said. "It's like a big family where they all trust one another.

"Daniel was great showing me around campus. He lives off-campus, so we went around and I got a good feel for college life. The campus itself is beautiful. I also got to see a little of the downtown area."

Harris says he may not wait until signing day to make his decision. Wake Forest and Stanford are the likely two candidates but he also holds offers from Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, Northwestern, Southern Miss, Tulane and a half a dozen other Division 1 programs.

"I'm not sure yet when I'll announce my decision, but it will likely come before signing day," said Harris. "I'm going to look at how well I like the coaches, how well I like players, and what I think about playing for that particular team."

Episcopal High School is a private coed Episcopalian school in Louisiana's capital city. Harris wore No. 36 for the Knights playing for head coach Travis Bourgeois.

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