"Wisconsin, Dayton, Xavier, New Mexico, Minnesota, Penn State, Utah State, Colorado, Kent State, Buffalo, and Morehead State contacted me this past month," Harris told Badger Nation. "I was in contact with Wisconsin and Dayton the most over the July evaluation period. "Dayton told me I was there number one priority and they weren't recruiting anybody else. They also said it was more of a want than a need with me," Harris continued. "The Wisconsin coaches told me I fit in their system well. They also really want me to be a Badger and play in the Big Ten for them and they have been supportive of me this month."
The interest from the Wisconsin coaching staff was constant even before the Badgers extended a scholarship offer in July. Since that offer, at least one Badgers coach was in attendance for his games.
"It was a surprise not that I received an offer, but they hinted that when I came down to Madison I would receive the offer than," Harris said. "I didn't expect them to offer me over the phone. I was excited with the offer from the Badgers. It's a pretty big thing for me and it's hard for me to put into words what the offer means to me."
Harris played in the Adidas Invitational in Indiana, the Best Buy tournament in Minnesota, and the Super 64 tournament in Las Vegas with his AAU team the Indiana Elite. Harris was pleased with how he played, as the Wisconsin coaches and Dayton coaches were able to take in plenty of his games.
"It went pretty well," Harris said. "As a team we could've done better but I did well as a player, I was productive. I shot the ball well, drove the ball well and took care of the basketball and I played good defense and played hard. I think that's what the Wisconsin and Dayton coaches were looking for in particular.
"Either coach Bo Ryan or one of his assistants were at all of my tournament games this past month, and it really shows that they're committed to me. The Dayton coaches were at all my games, as well."
Harris will be making his first visit to Madison on October 1 to see Wisconsin take on Nebraska in football. Harris though won't be making a decision where he will play his college basketball for a while.
"Besides seeing Wisconsin, I want to see Dayton as well before I make my decision," Harris said. "I haven't scheduled a visit yet to Dayton though. But because they have shown me a lot of interest as well, I feel like I have to see what Dayton has to offer. But as of right now Wisconsin is a little bit ahead of Dayton. Wisconsin plays in the Big Ten and it's a dream to be able to play in the Big Ten for me. But it's close between Wisconsin and Dayton."