In today’s Georgia Tech Football transfer profile is defensive lineman Kevin Harris. Harris comes home to Georgia after spending two years with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
As a recruit:
Harris was a top-125 player nationally in the 2019 recruiting cycle, making him a high four-star recruit out of Georgia powerhouse Grayson High School in Loganville. During his recruitment, he had received 27 reported scholarship offers including Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Penn State, and Texas. He was also a member of the Under Amour All-American game.
As a recruit, Harris wrapped up his recruitment early in the 2019 cycle, committing to Alabama in May of 2018. He only took two official visits in his recruitment, one to Miami prior to his commitment and one to Alabama right before the early signing period.
What he did at Alabama:
After arriving in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide moved Harris from defensive end to outside linebacker. Unfortunately for Harris, he did not end up seeing the field at all over his first two collegiate seasons. That, however, is good news for the Yellow Jackets as he comes to Atlanta with four years of eligibility.
His future on The Flats:
It’s truly hard to say what Harris will bring to The Flats. Coming out of high school, he was one of the top weak side defensive ends in the nation and looked to be a big time player at the next level. Then, he made the move to outside linebacker. Now, after not seeing any game action over his first two years in college, Harris makes the move to Georgia Tech and back to defensive end. It’s hard to say what he’s going to be, based off his high school tape and performance, he certainly has the potential to be a quality edge rusher for the Jackets. But how smooth will the transition back to the defensive line go? That will determine a lot of Harris’s immediate future. Overall and long term, we think Harris can be at least a quality rotational piece for the Jackets, his ceiling, on the other hand is a multi-year starter with All-ACC potential. The good news is that with those four years of eligibility left, Harris has plenty of time to develop and there’s no pressure necessarily to perform at a high level right away.