By Keith McGonigle.
Joe Harris, the Lithonia High School (GA.) offensive lineman, took another visit to Clemson in early June, but this time he came with his family. How was the visit and what did his family think of their first time in Clemson?
“It was a great visit, I got to see what the campus is like, and chill out with the offensive line coach (Coach Caldwell),” said Harris. “It was the first visit up there for my family and they were amazed. They were impressed with the academics and loved the campus. They thought it was a place they could see me going.”
What were the highlights for the 6’4” 320 lbs. lineman?
“Seeing and talking with Coach Caldwell. He was a wonderful guy, I could see myself playing for him,” said Harris.
Harris holds over 10 offers but said he is still wide open and does not have any favorites. What makes Clemson different from other schools like Florida State, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina which he holds offers from?
“Clemson is just a great place. They have had some of my favorite players like James Davis, Jamie Harper, and CJ Spiller,” said Harris. “It’s a place that feels like home and I could see myself playing for someone like Coach Swinney. Whenever I go there they show me a lot of love.”
The standout offensive lineman says he plans to come to a decision either before the start of his senior season or a few games into the season and is looking for a school with good academics, tradition and a place he can succeed.