Final Days

With the early signing period for men's college basketball less than two weeks away, Tobias Harris is sticking to a busy schedule as he checks out his finalists. That itinerary will include a return visit to a long-time member of that list.

Harris, who is maintaining a busy schedule of school, basketball, and strength and speed workouts, will visit West Virginia again next weekend. Although he is not sure whether he will make it an official visit or not, the talented New York native wants to get a picture of the entire Mountaineer program. Harris has attended several basketball camps on the WVU campus, and has also been viewed by members of the Mountaineer coaching staff at various events during the open recruiting period, but hopes to tie it all together with the visit.

"I want to just get a good feel for everything," he told BlueGoldNews.com as he prepared for an after-school workout. "I want to talk with the coaches again, and see as much as I can. That's what I want to do with all the schools."

That list includes Syracuse, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Louisville, and Maryland. Harris is in the process of visiting them all before making his final choice, which probably won't come until near the end of the early signing period, which concludes on Nov. 18.

It's been a long road for Harris, who has visited numerous schools and participated in more camps and AAU events than can be easily counted. He, along with his father, have been very diligent in gathering as much information as possible about each school and narrowing their list down as they weigh everything they have learned. With these final visits, the process is now nearing its completion, with a decision to be made before Harris' senior season.

Harris noted that the decisions of other players, such as that of Adreian Payne, would not influence his choice either way. A forward with the ability to play multiple positions, Harris is eyed as a potential replacement for Devin Ebanks at West Virginia, who could move on to the NBA after this season.

Harris, a five-star prospect as rated by Scout.com, is ranked as the number two power forward in the country.


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