"I decided on Tulane," said the personable Harris Howard. "I am really excited about being part of the Green Wave."
Harris chose the Green Wave over offers from Air Force, Army, Cornell, Georgia Southern and Samford.
The 6-4, 295 pounder made an unofficial visit to the Big Easy for a closer look at all things Tulane and he came away convinced he had was ready to make his college decision.
"I had a chance to go down there with my family on a personal visit last weekend," said Harris. "We had a great time. When I got back home, I had the chance to talk about it all with all of my coaches and some members of my family. It just felt right and I am excited to go be a part of it all now."
On Wednesday of this past week, Howard picked up the phone and made the call.
"I called and spoke with Coach T.D. Woods," said Harris. "He was really excited. They had just finished with a meeting, so he got Coach Hudson, the offensive line coach, on the phone too. He was real excited too."
Growing up in Georgia, Harris has grown accustomed to football filled fall weekends.
"One of the things we were looking at from the beginning was the ability to stay in the southeast," said Howard. "I didn't feel comfortable moving outside of that. It's just a unique atmosphere in the south. I just couldn't see myself playing any where, but in the south. That was one of the reasons I made the decision."
Howard was grateful for every college option he received, but joining Coach Bob Toldeo and the Green Wave just felt right.
"I just felt that Tulane had the best program out of the schools that had offered me," said Harris. "Coach Toledo is working to turn the program into a winning program and I want to go be a part of it."
Howard will take his official visit to Tulane the first full weekend in December.