Harris starts strong

Tyree Harris doesn't plan on reconsidering his commitment to Wake and that's good news for the Deacs. Harris is one of the top prospects committed to Jim Grobe's program and he's already off to a great start in his senior year at Marietta (GA).

Marietta grabbed a 21-14 lead in the first half of their season opener before things just fell apart in the second half. They ended up losing 38-29, but Harris is upbeat.

"We're still looking good. We came out and we were prepared and ready, we just slipped up," he said. "At the same time we're going to keep fighting. I still believe in my team and think we'll be in the playoffs. I still think we'll win the rest of our games."

And his team has to believe in Harris because he will have a big say in how far they go.

In that first game alone he caught just three passes but those receptions went for 55 yards and a touchdown. That wasn't all he contributed however.

"I had a nice block," he said. "We were blocking real hard. I didn't get the ball a lot because the other team thought we were a passing team so we had to mix it up and start running it down their throats."

Harris told Deacon Sports he's "100% solid" with the Deacs and is looking forward to seeing how they do in the ACC this year.

"I think they're going to do good. I've spoken to some of the players and I know they've been working real hard. I think they're going to be coming out with a whole bunch of victories. It should be a winning season.

"I'm kind of close with a linebacker up there that went to my high school (Brandon Chubb). I know him more than some of the other players just because of how I was around him so much in his high school years."

Harris isn't sure when his official visit will take place.


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