May 21, 2010

Harris hopes for offer from Dawgs

JEFFERSON - When Georgia Tech offered Pepperell Kyle Harris a scholarship almost two months ago, it gave the young offensive lineman an opportunity to stay close to home.

Could the Georgia Bulldogs be on the verge of doing the same?

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound guard certainly hopes so.

Harris will be one of a number of players on hand for the annual Mark Richt camp scheduled for June 12 in Athens, and the up-and-coming young player told UGASports that's definitely one of his goals.

"They've (Georgia) talked to me a lot; if I go there and do decent I think I'll pick up an offer," Harris said. "I want to show them that I can play. Every time I go somewhere I do pretty well, so want to show them that I can be a top offensive lineman up there, too."

No stranger to Georgia, Harris has visited the campus in Athens before, most recently in March when he dropped by when the Bulldogs were conducting spring drills.

Since then, the offers have started rolling in.

Harris currently holds offers from eight schools, including South Carolina, Purdue along with Georgia Tech.

Yellow Jacket coach Paul Johnson offered the scholarship personally.

"It made me feel special that I was one of his focuses," Harris said. "I had a good time over there; I enjoyed it and was just real glad that they offered me."

It's going to be a busy few weeks for Harris.

Besides the Georgia camp, Harris expects to speak with Florida and attend a lineman's camp being held in Cochran.

He'll be looking to prove himself every step of the way.

"I just want to show these schools that I can play," said Harris, who finished second in the Class AA state shot put competition with a throw of 51.3250. "I want to show them that I'm a hard worker, and one of the best linemen in the state."

Harris said he hopes to be able to pick a college later this summer.

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