Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting, with Sam Spiegelman. In this edition, we discuss which Louisiana prospects could earn offers from LSU next, including 2019 jumbo athlete Christian Harris.
Christian Harris has LSU’s attention
It’s unclear what position Christian Harris will play at the next level, but his film doesn’t lie.
Harris, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound jumbo athlete from University (La.) High School in Baton Rouge, has already garnered a handful of offers, and for obvious reason. His size is one thing; his ability to line up at wide receiver, in the slot, tight end, linebacker and defensive back only adds to his upside.
Three schools, including two from the SEC, have caught Harris’ attention.
“Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Houston … those are the three schools that talk to me almost on the daily,” Harris told SEC Country. “Those are three big offers.”
LSU has not yet offered him, but it is doing its homework.
Both coach Ed Orgeron and wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph have remained in contact with the Class of 2019 athlete. Harris has unofficially visited LSU a ton in recent years, including multiple times this past fall, where he got a sneak preview of what his fit in Baton Rouge might entail.
“I talked to Coach O on the phone a couple of weeks ago. He told me to keep doing what I’m doing,” Harris said. “When I went to the game, Coach Joseph talked to me. He told me to watch Stephen Sullivan and watch what he’s doing because that’s what I’d be doing if I went there. I’d play on offense at receiver, at the X, the Y and the Z, and I could play three different positions.”
Harris has yet to decide what position he wants to play at the next level. That’s something he plans on solidifying over the next six to seven months during spring practice at University and then into camp season.
For now, schools are torn between his fit on offense and defense.
Harris’ film features action on both sides of the ball. LSU will continue to monitor the local athlete and could make an offer during the evaluation period this spring or at camp again this summer.
“They just told me to keep doing what I’m doing and that they like my film,” he said. “They’ve been evaluating me. I’ll be at LSU camp this summer, trying to get it [an offer].”
Harris, the No. 18-ranked prospect in Louisiana’s 2019 class and a top-60 overall athlete nationally, is hopeful that LSU will offer him. He admitted that it would have him leaning toward the in-state school.
“I’m from Baton Rouge and I’ve always been an LSU fan,” Harris said. “That would be big-time for me. For me to stay close to home and my parents could come to games, so that would be pretty cool.”
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