DALLAS — The Louisiana Bootleggers’ 7-on-7 team lacked a key component in their secondary during the Pylon 7-on-7 National Championship run.
Corione Harris, a Class of 2018 LSU cornerback commit, was rooting on his squad from the sidelines with a sling wrapped around his left arm due to a broken thumb.
The 4-star New Orleans native suffered the injury last Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until September, but he should be ready by the time the first game of his junior season rolls around.
Harris described how the injury happened and how he has managed to make use of it.
“We were playing 7-on-7 for the school. They tried to throw the slant, but I bat the ball down and the wide receiver fell down on it,” Harris explained to SEC Country. “It recently happened. (In the meantime), I’ve been using my feet to make sure that I still stay in shape. I just can’t use my upper body for now, but I should be ready by September.”
Harris’ injury comes after a productive spring in which he boosted his offer list up to 11. That includes overtures from fellow SEC rivals such as Florida, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound defensive back named Florida, Mississippi State and Ole Miss as some other schools that have been sticking out to the longtime LSU pledge.
“It’s been going really well,” Harris said of his spring. “I still keep in touch with a majority of the schools, and I’m looking forward to keep building. I’ve been in touch with Mississippi State, Florida, Arkansas and Ole Miss, and Mississippi State is competing well. Florida also.”
In order to push LSU for Harris’ attention further, those SEC rivals will have their work cut out for them.
The 4-star cornerback and one of the stalwarts of the Tigers’ 2018 recruiting class indicated that his comfort level is paramount. That’s something the atmosphere that LSU and defensive backs coach Corey Raymond has created early on.
“When I go to camp or just visit up there, he treats me as if I’m one of his players already,” Harris said. “It’s like I’m already there.”
Sam Spiegelman covers LSU football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Tigers Stadium.