Todd Harris has drawn the attention of nearly every SEC school early in his recruitment.
In fact, the nation’s No. 3 safety can envision himself making an impact almost anywhere — so long that it’s in the SEC.
However, the four-star prospect has already developed a fondness for LSU, based largely on the reviews of coach Les Miles that he’s heard about from other recruits and current players.
“It’s the coaches, and Coach Miles,” Harris told SEC Country. “I hear that Coach Miles treats his players like they’re his own.”
Harris conceded that a comfort level with his next coach will be a major factor in his decision.
Harris also reported offers from UGA, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, among numerous others, but named the following three SEC schools as his top three, as it stands today.
“Offers-wise,” he said, “my top three would be LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. No order, though.”
What he likes about the Rebels and Bulldogs — both programs are seemingly on the upswing.
“Ole Miss — they got that swagger,” Harris said. “They’re real competitive. They call themselves the Landsharks. That’s what I really like about them. They’re aggressive and coach Hugh Freeze, he’s a good coach.”
“It’s the same thing (with Mississippi State),” he added. “They’re competitive. They got that dog in them. There’ just always trying to win.”
Louisiana’s No. 3 prospect in the Class of 2017, Harris also expressed interest in Alabama and Florida.
He named Alabama’s reputation and Florida’s consistent pipelines of pro defensive backs as the reason why.
“Alabama … Coach (Nick) Saban is all about business,” Harris said. “Between (Florida) and LSU is ‘DBU.’ Some real good defensive backs have come through Florida.”
Harris expects to make his college decision during the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game.
All player ranking and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.