October 29, 2008

Harris back from Syracuse visit

Glen Head (NY) Lutheran power forward Tobias Harris holds double digit offers in the young recruiting process for 2010 prospects. Last weekend Harris made his second trip to Syracuse University. CuseConfidential caught up with Harris to see how things went.

"I went to the elite camp in the summer, but I was only there for one day. I did not get to see a lot because I didn't have time," On his second visit it was a little different. "When I got to the school for midnight madness the campus was nice and all of the coaches were nice. When I came down I also got to see the team scrimmage and practice the next morning. I was very interested in how they played and I liked their style of play."

Harris, 6-foot-7, 220 pounds was offered by the Orange during the summer and he talked about his reaction when he received the Orange offer.

"It was good. I like the school and it is a forwards school. I know some NBA forwards have come from there."

Rivals.com has the four star prospect listed as a power forward. That position could change if he decides to pick Syracuse as his college destination.

"Mostly Syracuse is looking for me to play small forward in college."

After his visit he would not talk about leaders, but Harris does have some great interest in the Orange.

"My interest in Syracuse would be high," Harris said. "When I was up there I really just got a feel for their coaches, the players, the style of play they have. Syracuse being a forward school and having great tradition of winning is another great factor."

What does Harris think sets him apart from other players being recruited in his class?

"My ability to shoot the ball and to put the ball on the floor and my ability to play both forward positions."

Right now as it stands nobody is leading for the Harris commitment, but the Orange could be in the race for awhile.

"I do not really have any leaders. I am just going to these schools and see what schools I really like and which schools will be around at the end of the process." Harris also added. "Syracuse is definitely going to be in my decision at the end. I really like the school."

There are not any particular players that the Empire State product wants to play with at the next level, but he does have a good friend who recently made his verbal commitment.

"There is not really a player I want to play with, but me and C.J. Fair are close friends and he already committed to Syracuse, so thats a good thing also."

As far as a decision goes Harris is in no rush to pick a school, but he does have an estimated time for when he may pull the trigger.

"I would like to make my decision next year at this time or maybe in the summer."


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