July 10, 2012

Harris waiting for No. 1



DESOTO, Tex. - Almost every thing about Pierce County quarterback Tyler Harris screams major college quarterback.

At 6-foot-3 the rising junior already has more than adequate size to be a big time quarterback, and at 202 pounds, he already has the sturdy, strong build that most coaches dream of in a passer.

Although offers are sure to come and come in great numbers, no one is ready for that first one to come more than Harris.

"Right now I just really want that first one to come in," laughed Harris. "It is tough to wait, and you know it will come at some point, but most people will tell you that the first one is the hardest one to get and the others will come easier after that."

Harris drew some praise from multiple media outlets, including UGASports, at the Mark Richt 7on7 tournament held at Georgia in June, and plans to be back in Athens very soon with plans of impressing the UGA coaches.

"I feel like I did well last month at that 7on7. I threw the ball pretty good and I hope the coaches noticed," he said. "I'll be back for Dawg Night this week to try and show them what I can do again."

The Blackshear native was recently at Auburn for a camp, and believes that the Tigers could be the first to offer.

"I feel like I did well there and Coach (Scott) Loeffler said he really liked me. I threw for them and he said he like the way I throw," he said. "I think they may be close to offering me."

Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia are the schools that Harris has openly expressed interest in so far, but he isn't quite ready to name any offer a "dream offer" at this time.

"I don't really know if there is an offer out there that I want more than another one," said Harris. "I just want to play football and go to a program where I can get better and do some things. I feel like there are a lot of school out there where I can do that."

There is little doubt that the strong armed signal caller will catch the eye of some major programs before his senior year, and those schools will choose to extend an offer.

For the time being, however, Harris understands that being one of the most talented players in the country that doesn't have an offer is nothing for which he has to be ashamed.

"I'm glad to be in a position like this and to be invited to the Rivals Underclassmen Challenge," said Harris. "It is a good thing to be here and go against great competition, and I'm just going to show what I can do. The offers will come at some point."

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