Scout.com four-star prospect A.J. Harmon has been torn on whether he should stick it out with the Clemson Tigers, the school he initially made a commitment to play for, or if he should appease those close to him by staying at home and playing for the Georgia Bulldogs.
The 6-foot-6, 328-pound two-way lineman ended all of the suspense today when he reached in and pulled out a Georgia cap. Earlier this week he broke the news to Scout.com that he would indeed be a “Dawg” and had an interesting way of describing his feeling on the subject, and it looks like it all came down to his positional preference.
“There is nothing wrong with Clemson,” Harmon said. “I want to play defense. I just feel that one school has told me something that I want to hear and one school has not.”
Harmon has been one of the most consistent players during the week of practices. He has been used exclusively as a an offensive lineman and has been holding his own as he deals with quick players like Darius Fleming, Shayne Hale, and William Green off of the edge.
It is just scary to see a man of Harmon’s stature move around with the cat like quickness that he possesses. Scout.com has him rated as a defensive tackle and if he has even more potential on the defensive side of the ball then we may be talking about a future All-SEC type of talent in a couple of years.
“I am just learning new things here,” said Harmon who prefers the defensive side of things. “I have been having fun. I have been rotating in and out at right guard. You cannot ever over or underestimate everybody. I came in prepared and I had to earn my respect.”