Terps Interested in Harris

Terps Interested in Harris

Maryland invited 2014 OT Christian Harris to camp this summer, but they aren't the only ones.

Recruiters are starting to pay closer attention to 2014 offensive line prospect Christian Harris.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Georgia native has been enjoying the spike in interest over the past few weeks from a flurry of programs, including Maryland, Florida State and Alabama. So far, Georgia State, Ohio and South Alabama have made scholarship offers, but Harris expects more soon.

“I definitely hope so,” Harris said. “A lot of coaches are showing interest right now.”

One of the schools that have recently reached out to Harris is Maryland, which invited him to camp this summer. While Harris said that he likes the program, Maryland's coaching staff has yet to make a strong connection with the rising senior.

“I've met with them 2-3 times, so not that much,” Harris said. “[They have a] good school program, I want to go experience the campus at some point.”

Maryland is hardly the only school looking for Harris' attendance at camp this summer. Harris is already set to visit Auburn with his Collins Hill teammates, and after that he plans to check out Georgia and Alabama. Harris previously acknowledged his surprise in Alabama's interest, but now he understands why coaches are taking notice.

“College coaches tell me they like how lean I am,” Harris said. “They like my athletic build, long arms, and I know how to get aggressive when I need to.”

Harris plans to start taking official visits during his senior year, but for now he's identifying parts of his game that need improvement.

“Being 6-5, 275, it's hard to for me to get low sometimes, so that's going to be key, also my footwork in pass blocking,” Harris said.

While Harris said he is keeping his options open and listening to all the schools that have shown interest, he admitted that Alabama and Georgia are tied at the top of his list right now. It's early, but the Terps will clearly have to ramp up their effort if they hope to land Harris in the 2014 class.

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