Perennial powerhouse Byrnes High School (Duncan, S.C.) churns out college football players seemingly every year. Since 1999, the program has produced more than 20 power conference players.
One of the next in line is class of 2020 running back Rahjai Harris. The budding star is drawing early interest from several major programs, including Clemson, and he visited Clemson for the Auburn game on Sept. 9.
“I loved it,” Harris said. “Great atmosphere to be around. I like the love the fans have for the players.”
While on campus, Harris caught up with Clemson offensive graduate assistant Xavier Dye, a former standout wide receiver at Byrnes who went on to play for the Tigers.
“He was just telling me to keep visiting. (An offer) is coming,” Harris said.
“We have a very good relationship. That’s my man,” he added of Dye.
Harris is slated to visit Clemson again for the Boston College game on Saturday. Along with Clemson, he is attracting attention from South Carolina, Ole Miss and Virginia.
The local prospect who lives about an hour away from Clemson would love to earn an offer from the Tigers moving forward.
“It would mean a lot knowing that they are a really good team,” Harris said. “I’m just patiently waiting.”
In addition to his skillset as a player, Harris feels he could bring some intangibles to the table for the Clemson in the future.
“I could bring a lot of energy, a lot of encouragement,” he said.
Harris (5-11, 170) has rushed for 415 yards on 53 attempts (7.8 average) with six touchdowns through five games as a sophomore this season. He also has 171 receiving yards and a couple of touchdown receptions.
As a freshman last season, he made an immediate impact as he ran for close to 700 yards and eight touchdowns.