During the summer Class of 2015 Columbia (Tenn.) Central tight end Jackson Harris turned heads on the camp circuit, earning several offers. Now that his junior season is under way, Harris has kept his momentum going and picked up verbals from Memphis and Clemson over the past week.
"I hadn't really talked to the coaches but I started getting stuff in the mail, including some hand-written letters so I knew they were interested," Harris said of Clemson. "My head coach is friends with [offensive line] Coach Caldwell so he put us in touch and we talked Friday and they were excited to hear from me and they offered."
While he's still in the fact-finding portion of his relationship with the Tigers, Harris said he's excited.
"I think it's awesome," he said of the offer. "I don't know too much about them right now but I'm taking them into consideration. They've been doing really well on the field and I heard it's an awesome game day experience. I hope I can get there soon."
With his focus primarily on his high school season, Harris hasn't had much time to take visits, but did go to Vanderbilt for the Commodores opening night game against Ole Miss.
"It was a great game, great atmosphere," Harris said. "I loved it. I didn't really like the way it ended but it was a great game, the stadium was packed."
One school that has yet to offer but continues to show consistent interest is Ohio State.
"I've been talking to them a lot, they're very interested," Harris said of the Buckeyes." They're very interested. I've been talking with the coaches there a lot. They've been sending the most letters and keeping in contact the most out of any schools right now."
One of the schools that offered Harris over the summer was Florida State. Harris said he's been impressed with new Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston.
"He's awesome to watch, he's a great player," Harris said. "I'm still talking to Florida State, just checking in and giving them a call every now and then. I'm still trying to talk to all the schools that have offered and learn more."
Harris next unofficial visit will be to Ohio State, and after that he's not sure who else will get a trip.
"Ohio State is the only one I know I'm taking for sure, for the Wisconsin game," he said. "I want to get to Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Clemson too if I can."