Jerrell Harris, four-star prospect from Gadsden, (Ala.), City took an official visit to USC last…
Coaches Visit Gadsden City's Elite
"It's been a busy week here in Gadsden," said Ali Smith. "Jerrell Harris, Dre Kirkpatrick and myself have been going through the coaching carousel. We had coaches from Auburn, Clemson, Louisville and Florida State here today." "The only head coach that has come is coach [Nick] Saban. Most coaches said they were going to wait, but coach Saban said he was coming as soon as he could. Other head coaches plan to come later on. Coach [Dan] Hawkins from Colorado is coming tomorrow." Coach Smith took a handful of Titans to Auburn over the weekend to attend the Alabama game. "The visit to Auburn was nice. We really had a great time. We had Jerrell, Dre, Kendall Kelly, a sophomore cornerback and Kevin James. We had a good group of guys down there," he said. "They really enjoyed the atmosphere. A kid being from the state and getting to go to the Iron Bowl it's exciting. Jerrell and Dre acted like it was just another game to them. You can't read them on anything." "They talked to coach [Tommy] Tuberville and visited with all the coaches. They came out and talked to them. It was a good time. Overall Dre and Jerrell have probably been around the Auburn coaches more than anyone else. They are more comfortable around them." "They actually have a very good relationship with both in-state schools. They have a strong relationship with coach Saban. Clemson is another school. At Auburn you would think coach [Will] Muschamp and Dre knew each other for most of their lives. Jerrell and Dre are like that with Saban and coach [Major] Applewhite as well." "Jerrell and Dre are looking at the people who are there. They want to see who is on solid ground. They want to see a team that is on the rise or that is steadily on the top. The main thing they are concerned about is do they want to be a student at the place." "They are like brothers. They are not followers at all. You are looking at two born leaders. They both have strong values. One school may not be best for Jerrell, and it is best for Dre." "Jeremy Flowers is playing at Auburn. He was in the tight group with Jerrell and Dre. Jerrell will tell you they are like brothers, but not for one instance will he base his decision on where Jeremy is playing football." "I do believe that wherever Jerrell decides to go Dre will at least take an official visit to that school. In the end they are both going to make their own decision." Dre Kirkpatrick Smith does not see one school standing above the rest and expects Harris to wait until February before a decision is announced. "I wouldn't say there is one school recruiting him heavier than others. Jerrell and I worked out together today. He said it's hard however you look at it," he said. "I know there are some kids being treated differently by some schools than others, but Jerrell and Dre are getting love from everyone. If any coaches were doing something wrong I would be the first to tell my boys." Several schools remain on the list for Harris, and his first official visit is on the horizon. "I think he is still has the same schools on his list--both in-state schools, Florida, Florida State, Clemson and maybe Tennessee and Colorado," Smith said. "Colorado has been in on him hard the last week. They came to the game when we played Spain Park, and they are coming in the morning. I am not sure he will visit, but Jerrell is always going to be loyal to a school who shows him a lot of attention." "Jerrell will probably wait until January to take his official visits. Actually one may be coming up pretty soon. He is kind of close to making his decision on that official visit." "When coaches are showing you so much love and wanting you to visit he may do it. Right now I can't say who the school is, but he may take that visit within the next week." Harris ranks among the elite prospects in the nation and has built relationships with other blue-chip recruits in Alabama such as Antoine McClain, Dee Finley, William Green, Tyler Love and Burton Scott. All of these prospects rank among the top 10 in Alabama. "Jerrell and Dre both have confidence in themselves," Smith said. "They do want to see which schools are getting good players. Jerrell actually does his own homework. He may see a player online who is not rated high, but he watches film and sees that guy can play football." Kendall Kelly Smith has thoroughly enjoyed the recruiting process for Harris and will have another exciting year with the class of 2009 with two major prospects for the Titans. "I really can't keep up with the number of offers Dre has right now. I don't know of anyone in the SEC that has not offered him. I know outside the SEC he has offers from Florida, Florida State, Clemson and Miami," he said. "Kendall Kelly is an amazing athlete. He does things that a normal kid can't do. Clemson said today they would be sending him an offer. Florida State is sending an offer. I know Alabama and Auburn are both going to offer. Colorado has already sent an offer. He is going to have a ton of offers." Discuss these elite prospects of the Gadsden City Titans at Scout.com's national recruiting board (click here).
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