Openness and Honesty Led Harris to Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech hosted many of its top recruits Saturday for its elite camp. The Hokies picked up two commitments on the day as well, but one of them came from a prospect who wasn’t even on hand.

Mill Creek (Ga.) three-star offensive lineman John Harris gave his pledge early Saturday. It was more a result of timing, however, than anything. But the decision was one that Harris has mulled before his announcement.

For Harris, the decision came down to Virginia Tech and Michigan State. Though he didn’t visit Sarturday, he’d been to Blacksburg four or five times previously. Harris’ only trip to see the Spartans took place last week, which helped him seal his choice.

“I just felt like whenever I visited Blacksburg, it just felt like home,” he said. “Also, having Virginia Tech being my second offer, I had a better connection with the coaches. I think that really went into it, that I had so much time to build a relationship. Just Michigan State being 12 hours away and Virginia Tech only five and a half, that’s a big thing, too. Overall, I could actually see myself going to Virginia Tech and playing.”                                                    

After that visit to East Lansing, Michigan, Harris began to finalize his decision.

“I made my mind up two days prior (to Saturday),” he said. “I told my family I just

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