July 19, 2011

Tech high on Baton Rouge DE as heat picks up

BATON ROUGE-Even being on campus in Baton Rouge for Les Miles' camp didn't stop Tylor Harris from saying some great things about the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

The 6-3, 245-pound weakside defensive end out of Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge is very high on the Bulldogs radar. A two-star prospect according to the latest Rivals.com rankings, he is rated as the 35th-best overall player in the State of Louisiana as well. Harris also has offers on the table from a multitude of schools including Louisiana Tech and is also picking up interest from LSU and Arkansas.

"I actually got an offer from Stanford last week," Harris said. "And I was at the Arkansas camp this past weekend and they seemed very interested in me and I'm in Baton Rouge right now for the LSU camp and I have gotten the chance to talk to the coaching staff here for a couple of minutes as well."

One of the strongest players on the defensive side of the ball in Louisiana with a Bench Press max of 360 and a Squat Max of 500 pounds, Harris also is a speedy rush end with a 40-yard dash time of 4.7.

"Yea things are really starting to get a little crazy now but that is a good thing," Harris said of his recruiting process. "The Arkansas and LSU interest is new and I know the Stanford offer was really exciting for me. Georgia Tech also wants me to come to their campus for a visit too."

While there are several new schools vying for his services, Harris said that it is the Bulldogs who have been there from the get-go.

"Louisiana Tech loves me," Harris said. "And I really like what I am hearing from them too. (Defensive Line Coach Stan Eggen) sends me stuff all the time and stays in contact with me all the time too.

"I have been to Ruston a couple of times to check out the school and everything that they are about and I have like what I have seen so far. I hope to make an official visit sometime later this year. I could definitely see myself playing at Louisiana Tech. They have a great coaching staff over there."

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