July 23, 2012

Harris commits to Wake

Mississippi State edged Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl, but the Demon Deacons overcame the Bulldogs in the recruitment of Tyree Harris.

"I'm 100-percented," Harris said. "The only visit I will take is an official visit to Wake Forest."

The 6-foot-2 and 170-pound wide receiver from Marietta (Ga.) committed to Wake Sunday night, July 22, and announced his decision to join the Deacs Monday, July 23.

"It's a nice a little school that fits in perfectly," Harris said. "All of the other colleges have like a 100 kids per class. Wake has like 15, so I know that I can focus on my academics. I had a great feeling about Wake Forest when I got there. I had Déjà vu when I came up there. It just felt really good."

Before narrowing his list to Wake Forest and Mississippi State, Harris also seriously considered Boston College, Cincinnati, Clemson, Kentucky, Missouri and Syracuse.

Lonnie Galloway and Brian Knorr recruited Harris for the Deacs.

"They were real [Galloway and Knorr] excited," Harris said. "I told them I wanted to commit, and they were pretty excited. They were really excited for me to be a part of the team."

"Me and Coach Galloway we have a great connection. My mom likes him. My stepdad likes. I like him. It's like he's my coach already. Me and Coach Knorr, we've talked a few times. He asks me how my mom is doing. I feel like I'm a part of the Deacon family already. I feel real comfortable with the coaches."

Harris, who is rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit, wants to help Wake any way he can, whether it is at wide receiver or on special teams.

He said speed and quickness are his strengths as a wide receiver, and help him create separation from defenders.

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