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Change in timeline for Harris

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough three-star outside linebacker Nigel Harris attended and participated in Florida State's camp on Thursday.
"(Wide receivers) Coach (Lawrence) Dawsey wanted me to come up to the camp," Harris said. "They wanted to see where I am at. They want to know if I am offer status. I worked at linebacker today. After doing different drills, they just told me great job. That keeps my confidence up and keeps me working hard."
Prior to visiting Florida State, Harris traveled to check out Vanderbilt again.
"Vanderbilt is a great city, a great atmosphere," Harris said. "A lot of people think of Tennessee as an old country town but Nashville is a great city to stay in for four years. It is a great place. It is a great college to get a great education from. It is very prestigious. It is a great place up there."
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound defender is being looked at for the 'Star' position at Vanderbilt, which is a hybrid linebacker and safety for the Commodores.
"That is what they were looking at me as during the camp," Harris said. "I was working out with the linebackers for most of the camp and then Coach (Bob) Shoop came and pulled me out to do some drills with him at safety. They wanted to see where my footwork was at for that star position."
Harris has been very high on Vanderbilt since an April visit. That remains the case, but he isn't quite ready to end the process.
"It is hard to keep the commitment inside," Harris said. "Vanderbilt would be a great place that I would consider committing to. They are high priority right now. They are up there. They are just a great school."
Harris mentioned an interest in visiting Indiana and Purdue prior to traveling to Vanderbilt. The Hoosiers and Boilermakers remain in the picture, but Harris isn't shutting the door on any options.
"I do want to see them but right now I am opening it up to more schools," Harris said. "I plan to open up my choices to have a better decision when it comes to that time."
As for making a decision, Harris no longer intends to make the decision in July. Instead, he will push the date into his senior season.
"I plan to take my time and look at more schools," Harris said. "My main focus right now is getting a state championship ring. I plan on committing around midseason but I also want to take my five official visits so it could be a while."
Prior to visiting Vanderbilt, Harris had taken a summer visit to South Florida. He didn't mention any upcoming visit plans.
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