Tylor Harris talks decision

Tylor Harris knew where he wanted to attend college after returning home to Baton Rouge from a weekend trip to Wake Forest. After a discussion with his family and those close to him, he made the call to become a part of the 2012 Wake Forest recruiting class.

"We all agreed that Wake Forest was a great place for me to be," said Tylor Harris. "We came to a mutual decision, and I decided to go ahead and call Coach McCartney and let him know. Then I called Coach Grobe. They were ecstatic. Their reaction was bigger than I thought it would be. It made me feel good about my decision because I knew they really wanted me there."

The weekend trip, which he made with his father, helped sway Harris to the side of the Demon Deacons. He had previously been heavily considering Stanford and in-state Louisiana Tech.

"When I was at Wake Forest I liked the focus the players had," Harris said on his decision. "Coach Grobe is awesome. I really connected with the D-line coach, Coach Mac. They were both big factors.

"Wake Forest is an prestigious school. The academics there are excellent. It was too good an opportunity for me to pass up."

Harris, 6-foot-4, 245-pounds, had an excellent season at Episcopal High School being named First Team All-State at defensive end. He suffered a knee injury which required surgery in his team's last game of the season. He'll now concentrate on getting well to go into camp this summer.

"I'm just going to be going to rehab and getting healthy," Harris said. "I'll be preparing myself for college, not just physically, but hitting the books too. A lot of working out and studying."

Harris will have a ceremony at Episcopal High School in Baton Rogue where he'll sign his letter of intent. He's the only Episcopal player to commit this year. Last year's class featured Jared Rogers signing with Army.

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