Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen tight end Kerwin Harrison visited Memphis this past weekend, but waited until Wednesday night to make a pledge to the Tigers.
"I just committed tonight," Harrison said. "I have known since a day or two after I came home from the visit. But I had been talking with Coach (Chris) Vaughn before and he had really sold it to me. I was hoping that the visit would be good and that I liked all of the coaches."
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound made his commitment official during an in-home visit with the Tiger's staff.
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"I was ready to commit when they got here tonight," Harrison said. "Coach (Justin) Fuente, the head coach, and my recruiting coach, Coach Vaughn, were here."
The visit helped separate Memphis from the three-star prospects other offers, which included Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Iowa State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Rutgers, South Florida, and Texas Tech.
"The thing that stood out to me on the visit was that everything about the program is on the rise," Harrison said. "We are on the rise. Everything about that program is getting better. It is a young program and they have a bright future ahead. I want to be a part of that."
The Memphis staff intends to use Harrison as a hybrid tight end utilizing his athleticism and allowing him to make plays down the field in the passing game.
"They are going to split me out sometimes," Harrison said. "I will do a little bit of both. Some of the traditional and some things outside. I like it. I feel like I am going to have a lot of opportunities to make some big plays."
Harrison was originally scheduled to visit Mississippi State this coming weekend but says that visit is now off.
"I am done," Harris said. "I am done with visits."
As a senior, Harrison scored two touchdowns while hauling in 14 receptions for 245 yards.