NEW ORLEANS — Out of Corione Harris’ four reported offers, three are from SEC schools.
In other words, LSU will have to keep a close eye out for its Class of 2018 cornerback commit for quite some time in order to keep that pledge in stone.
Over the past few weeks, the three-star cornerback out of Landry-Walker High School (New Orleans) has picked up offers from both Florida and Mississippi State. Harris has interest in both of those SEC powers, which have intrigued him in different ways.
“Well, Florida, Mississippi state, I like both of those schools,” Harris told SEC Country on Sunday at Nike’s “The Opening” regional in New Orleans.
“Florida, I’ve been looking at them since I was a child. Also, Mississippi State. Florida, though, I really like them the most. They can probably (push LSU), but they’ve got to show love. We went up to Mississippi State to watch the spring game. It was real hype. After the tour, I talked a little with the defensive backs coach, chatting it up about scheme and stuff. In the film session, he said you have to understand football instead of just playing the game, so it was good.”
Both the Gators and Bulldogs are making a strong push for the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder from New Orleans.
But in the two months since Harris committed to LSU, he’s enjoyed taking a step back from the recruiting process.
“It feels good, and now I can focus on the season,” Harris said. “Instead of me wondering where I’m going to, I can focus on my technique and my craft.”
The Boot’s No. 16 prospect in the Class of 2018 detailed what compelled to him to commit back in February, and the explanation was quite simple.
LSU’s coaches had a profound effect, and he could see himself fitting in both on and off of the field.
“Well, Coach (Jabbar) Juluke and Coach (Corey) Raymond made me feel like they were my father,” Harris explained.
“I’ve known Coach Juluke since middle school and he was at Karr. I’m real familiar with him, and now that he’s at LSU, it carried over, and it’s real cool. Coach Raymond broke down the defensive scheme, showing me the rotation and what it’s going to be like. He’s doing a real good job up there, and I could rotate in at corner, at nickel and at free safety depending on the team we play and how I play.”