Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough three-star outside linebacker Nigel Harris made the trip to Atlanta late last week to check out the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He enjoyed his time around Paul Johnson's program.
"I had a real good time at Georgia Tech," Harris said. "I liked everything I saw and I learned a lot about the school."
What stood out the most to the 6-foot-1, 200-pound defender was the closeness of the squad off the field.
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"The team is a real close group," Harris said. "The offensive and defensive players get along really well off the field and they spend a lot of time together. It seemed like a group of players that you can be around each other on and off the field. They seem like a close group that gets along real well. I like that. I want to be a part of a family."
The visit provided an opportunity for Harris to learn what it is like to be a student-athlete at the ACC school.
"I got to learn about their football team and about their academics." Harris said. "Their academics are real good. I think they said that one out of every six graduates goes on to earn a million dollars. That was pretty impressive. It is just a great place to get an education."
The role Harris would play for the Yellow Jackets defense was also discussed during the visit.
"They like me as an outside linebacker," Harris said. "I would be a Will linebacker for them."
Harris entered the visit with six offers - Massachusetts, Purdue, South Florida, UAB, Vanderbilt, and Western Kentucky - and left with just the same six. He is holding out hope that an offer will eventually be extended by Georgia Tech and they spoke on that subject during his visit.
"I liked Georgia Tech a lot," Harris said. "They just told me they are going to evaluate me further during the spring and go from there. I am planning to go back up there for a camp more than likely."
Next up for Harris is a trip to Vanderbilt for their spring game this weekend. He said that he intends to plan out a number of summer visits to schools around the country.