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Harris planning more visits

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Boynton Beach, Fla. may have struggled a bit last year, finishing with a 4-7 record, but there was a big bright spot for the Tigers. Defensive end Johnathan Harris had a big year and looks to build on that showing as a senior in 2010.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound defender has been offered by Miami, South Carolina, Boston College, Mississippi State, Wisconsin, Illinois, West Virginia, Marshall, UCF and FIU.
"I haven't picked up any new offers too recently," Harris said. "I still have just the 10, I think. There are some other schools that seem close to offering, but I'm just not remembering right now."
Harris has had a chance to camp at two in-state programs this summer and was impressive in both outings.
"I went to an FIU camp and I went to a Miami camp. They both went really well. I did really well at both of them. FIU tried to get me to commit," he said laughing. "I didn't think about committing at either place, though."
In previous updates, Harris has listed the Hurricanes as his top school. However, he has now backed off that statement.
"Not right now," he said of having a favorite. "Everybody's equal right now. Miami was but, I don't know, I'm trying to keep everything level right now."
In the meantime, he is trying to set up trips to a few other campuses before the end of the summer.
"I'm planning some more visits," Harris said. "There are three schools I might get to. I want to go to Mississippi State, Boston College and South Carolina. My dad says we can maybe make one or two of them, but I'm not sure which ones."
In this day and age of early commitments, Harris seems to be the exception. However, he will be making a decision before National Signing Day.
"That's a tough question," he said as to a timeline for a commitment. "I'm planning on graduating early so it should be sooner than regularly planned. Other than that, I really don't know. I guess I just have to have my decision made by January when I am going to enroll."
To help with the decision, Harris says he plans to use his five allotted official visits with three schools having already made the cut.
"I'm going to use my official visits during the season, definitely," he said. "Boston College, Mississippi State and South Carolina are for sure getting official visits. I don't know about the other two just yet."
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