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4-star safety target feels 'at home' in Clemson

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Baylor School four-star safety Brendon Harris is taking his time with his recruiting process.

He’s looking to make a lot of visits moving forward before potentially narrowing his list of nearly 20 college choices by the summer. He doesn’t plan to commit until after his senior season.

“It’s going pretty good,” Harris said of his recruitment during an interview with The Clemson Insider. “I just want to get out and get to visiting schools, and then I want to see what schools really like me.”

Harris (6-1, 205) hopes to get back to Clemson for another visit soon.

“I want to go back for their spring game,” he said. “I’ve been talking to coach (Mike) Reed, the DB coach.”

He was last on campus in October for Clemson’s epic top-five clash with Louisville.

“That was a good atmosphere,” Harris said. “It was one of the best college football games I’ve been to.”

Harris competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp last June and received his first offer from Clemson after. Since then, he has collected offers from Auburn, Florida, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina and Tennessee among others.

He named those recruiting him the hardest right now.

“Clemson, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State,” he said.

Harris said he hears from Clemson on a regular basis.

“I talk to them pretty much on a weekly basis,” he said. “They just check with me, see how things are going. Want me to come back out and visit.”

What does he like about Clemson?

“They’re a good team and then the fan base, they always show support,” Harris said. “Going to Clemson, you feel at home. They’ll treat you like family.”

Harris is prioritizing academics and player development in his decision-making process. He wants to go somewhere he feels wanted.

“Top of the list is definitely academics,” he said. “I want to get my education. But also what schools treat me like family, showing me that they really want me. And then what schools are going to develop me as a player so I have a chance to play at the next level after college football.”

Harris is rated by Rivals.com as the No. 3 prospect in Tennessee, No. 6 safety and No. 64 overall prospect in the 2018 class.

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