New Contenders In Harris’ Recruiting Battle

A trio of visits across the country are lined up for an electrifying athlete in Jesuit’s Travell Harris over the next few weeks.

The uncommitted athlete has had several major events happen in his recruiting since we last spoke to him in September including two verbal offers from Pac-12 schools in Arizona and Washington State.

Jesuit's Travell Harris has lined up three official visited in January as he narrows down his decision. Harris has selected to commit on National Signing Day next month.

Jesuit’s Travell Harris has lined up three official visits in January as he narrows down his decision. Harris has elected to commit on National Signing Day next month.

Harris had a much better year to finish his campaign with Jesuit – compiling 1,421 all-purpose yards in 13 games for the Tigers. 592 of those came through the air, catching nine touchdown passes in 2016. He also was a big part of the Jesuit defense, intercepting three passes, a team high.

Harris, who stands at 5’9”, 170 lbs., was really enamored with all that the hometown USF Bulls had to offer until Willie Taggart left for Oregon last month. “I’ve still got a good relationship with a couple of the coaches over there, but since Coach Taggart left, I’m not interested in the Bulls anymore,” Harris said.

Instead, the do-it-all man has continued to converse with Toledo, where he’s scheduled an official visit at in late January. Toledo has already claimed Tampa Catholic WR Darius Corbett, and Boca Ciega SS Letayveon Beaton, both who committed last summer.

“I really love everything that Toledo has to offer, the coaching staff has continued to talk to me throughout the whole process. The only thing is, their receivers coach is now at Washington State, so I’ve really liked what they’ve got as well.

Derek Sage left the Rockets for Washington State right before Christmas. The Cougars verbally offered Harris on Veteran’s Day.

“I’ve gotten a ton of mail from Washington State over the past couple of weeks,” Harris said.

Armwood WR Darrian McNeal decommitted from Arizona to Pac-12 rival Oregon last month, opening up the door for Harris. He collected an offer from the Wildcats shortly after.

“I checked out the facilities online, and I’m excited to get a chance to look at them in person,” Harris said. “I have an official visit scheduled with them on the 13th. I really like their style of play, and it’s cool because they want to use me in different ways than other schools. They want me to play a little bit more running back in addition to slot receiver and special teams.”

Harris rushed for 250 yards on 22 carries in 2016 – good for 11.4 a carry.

“I really just want to find what’s going to be the right fit for me. It doesn’t matter if it’s Power Five, Pac-12, or anything else.”

Harris has decided to hold off on his commitment until National Signing Day on Feb. 1. Before that, he’ll travel to Washington State on Jan. 20, with a trip to Toledo to follow.

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