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Harris high on FSU

With several BCS-caliber prospects at Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson High, it's a revolving door of big-name coaches coming by during the spring evaluation period.
One of the players garnering the most interest as of late is offensive tackle Jordan Harris. The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder has collected offers from the likes of Florida State, Iowa State and West Virginia and several other schools.
"Florida State is really coming at me hard," Harris said. "They're telling me how much they want me, how much they need me and talking to me a lot about how many guys they had drafted."
Harris said the interest is mutual between him and the Seminoles is mutual, but he was still surprised to see so many FSU players go in the NFL draft last week.
"I was in shock to see Florida State have 11 people drafted, including their quarterback going so high," Harris said. "It made me say, 'OK, this might be a school for me.' I know they're doing a great job of preparing their players for the next level."
Now Harris is hoping to get a closer at the Florida State campus.
"I plan on going down there in the summer," he said. "I'm probably going to make that one of my visits."
One of the others schools also making a push is Iowa State, and Harris said he's also paying close attention to the Cyclones.
"Their offensive line was really good last year," Harris said. "They did well in their conference and they have a good program. They're a little far from home and I don't mind taking that flight; it's just a matter of my family. They want to see me play and I don't know if they can take that flight every week. But Iowa State is a real good school."
Harris is still recovering from an ankle injury and said he's still only about 75 percent, but hopes to be fully recovered by mid-July. He said his balky ankle won't keep him from a busy summer camp and visit schedule, though.
"I'm still waiting to see who else offers but there are a few I want to see," he said. "I want to go to Iowa State, Florida State, USF and Cincinnati. Those are four that I really want to make sure I check out."