Tigers in good spot for elite DE

Tigers in good spot for elite DE

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Tigers in good spot for elite DE

Clemson sits well with 4-star Harris after offering last week

After receiving an offer from the Tigers last week, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson four-star defensive end Kevin Harris plans to return to Clemson this weekend.

“I’ll be back for the FSU game on Saturday,” Harris told The Clemson Insider.

Harris, a top-50 prospect in the 2019 class, also visited Clemson for the Boston College game in late September.

He had a hunch that Clemson would offer sooner or later. But that didn’t diminish his excitement upon receiving the offer last Thursday.

“It felt great,” he said. “They are recruiting me hard.”

Harris (6-5, 210) is being recruited by area recruiter Mickey Conn along with defensive coordinator Brent Venables and defensive line coach Todd Bates. As a freshman, Harris played under Conn, who spent 16 seasons as the head coach at Grayson before being hired by Clemson in 2016.

“They really like my film and work ethic,” Harris said of what he has heard from the coaches. “They want me to be a part of their program and get a great education at Clemson.”

In addition to Clemson, Harris holds offers from Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee and others.

Clemson is the offer he was waiting on, and though it is still early in his recruitment, the Tigers are in a favorable position right now.

“The Tigers are definitely on my radar after visiting a couple weeks ago,” Harris said. “I like the coaching staff, and the atmosphere was very unique compared to other schools that I’ve previously visited.”

Harris said he doesn’t currently have a time in mind for when he will make his commitment decision.

Through nine games as a junior this season, Harris had 43 tackles, including 10 for loss, five sacks, seven quarterback hurries and a safety.

He is ranked by ESPN as the No. 6 defensive end and No. 49 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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