Atlanta MVP Camp: Tyler Harris
Tyler Harris
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Apr 2, 2012
Chad Simmons


Tyler Harris had a very strong showing at the Atlanta MVP Camp on Sunday and Scout expects schools to start showing interest in this sophomore soon.

"The MVP Camps are a great place to go to get your name out there. I thought the camp on Sunday was great because of the talent there, but I think I held my own," Tyler Harris told Scout.

The 2014 signal caller out of Blackshear (GA) Pierce County measured in at 6-feet, 3-inches tall, and 205 pounds Sunday morning.

After that, he went to work on the gridiron.

"I think I threw the ball well. I zipped it in there and I think I was pretty accurate. I showed my arm strength."

He did many things well, but he has been embracing what the coaches have taught him at both MVP Camps in 2012.

"The work with the footwork has really helped me a lot at these camps. I worked out of the shot-gun a lot last year, so being able to work on the three, five, and seven step drops have helped me a lot. They have also worked on my touch passes and I have been working on that on my own as well."

Despite playing in only eight games as a sophomore because of a broken collarbone, Harris threw for 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns.

No schools are showing interest yet, but that time is coming. He is working hard to become one of the top quarterbacks in Georgia and he'd love to hear from the in-state school.

"I have always been a Georgia fan," Harris said. "My uncle (Benji Harris) played there, so I grew up watching him on TV, watching Georgia on TV, and that has been my favorite schools since I was a kid."

Harris plans to camp at a number of schools this summer. Florida, Florida State, Florida International, and Georgia are four schools he knows he will camp at.

Scout's Take: After seeing Harris at two MVP Camps and watching some sophomore tape of him, he has some skills that will catch the eye of many college coaches in the near future. He has a very strong arm and that is good and bad. He can make the throws with velocity, but he needs to work on his touch. Inside 10 yards is where he struggles the most right now. He has been a hot and cold quarterback too, but he was more hot than cold on Sunday. He really zipped the ball into some tight windows on Sunday against some top defensive backs. His release is fairly compact, he stands tall in the pocket, and he has a chance to be someone big in the recruiting world in the coming years.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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