Harris talks Wake Forest and time-line

Tyree Harris will not make his college announcement at a 7-on-7 tournament held on the UCLA campus as earlier reported. DeaconSports caught up with the 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver out of Marietta (Ga.) High School to learn more about his mid-week visit to Wake Forest.


"It was an unofficial visit I made with my Mom, her boyfriend, and my cousin," said Tyree Harris. "It was good. I got a chance to meet Coach Galloway, the wide receivers coach. I felt like we made a great connection. I also got to meet my recruiter, the defensive coordinator, who was a very cool, down-to-earth guy.

"I looked around the campus and had a chance to talk with a couple of players about how it was to play [at Wake Forest].

"One guy I talked to was Tyler Cameron, the freshman quarterback. He said Wake Forest was a great school. The coaches really push you to get the most out of you. He also told me about the great education you receive there. One thing I really liked was him telling me how a lot of the team gets together to go to church on Sundays."

Although Harris wanted to commit during the summer, now he says he'll likely wait so he can learn more about the schools recruiting him.

"I'm going to wait it out now," he said. "I didn't want to make a rush decision and then decommit down the road. I'm a man of my word, so when I give my verbal I want it to be right.

"I'll probably commit in the middle of the season after I've had a chance to take some official visits. I doubt I use all of them, probably only two or three.

"I want to go to a school with good academics, one I have a strong relationship with the coaches, and a team I can come in and help right away. I'd like to start in my first year, but if I can't then I'll help the team in practice."

After Harris' visit to Southern California, he plans on attending July camps at Mississippi State and Kentucky. As for Wake Forest, he plans on staying in touch with Coach Galloway.

"We talk every day," Harris said. "Coach Galloway and I have a good bond. He tells me how they can use me at inside [receiver] or outside and use my speed.

"My Mom was very impressed with the academics. The academic coach told us the class sizes are usually 11 to 15 people where most colleges you may have 100-plus. That's nice."

Harris reports 15 offers with his latest coming from Buffalo and Georgia Southern. He has taken unofficial visits to Wake Forest, Clemson, Mississippi State, Troy, and Kentucky.

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