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Elite '23 Cornerback A.J. Harris commits to Georgia

Hayes Fawcett06/16/22
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Elite '23 CB A.J. Harris commits to Georgia.

Four-star cornerback A.J. Harris of Phenix City (Ala.) Central High announced his commitment to Georgia Thursday afternoon.

The 6-foot-1, 190 pounder chose the Bulldogs over Florida, Alabama, and others.

Harris on why he chose Georgia

“Georgia because that has been my dream school ever since I was a kid,” Harris said. “I’ve been going to their camp since I was in the 6th grade. I feel at home every time I’m on campus. I love Coach Fran Brown. He’s the realest coach I’ve ever talked to. He has a plan for me that I believe in. & Georgia is where I want to be and feel I can get developed there.”

A.J. Harris on atmosphere at Georgia

“They have a great fanbase, it feels like home, and there is always great energy in the facilities.”

Harris joins coach Kirby Smart and the Dawgs top 5 class alongside Pearce Spurlin, Bo Hughley, and others.

Harris Scouting Summary

“Polished, developed defensive back with positional versatility,” On3’s Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote. “Has good stature and size, checking in at 6-foot-1 and around 180 pounds prior to his junior season. A smooth mover and shows some technical refinement to his game. Coordinated and looks to have good ball skills for the position. Was a top performer at The Opening Finals prior to his junior season, showing anticipation and ball skills in picking off a number of passes while lined up as a safety.”

“Played subpar competition at a small private school prior to transferring to a powerhouse public school as a senior. Has not shown high-end long speed to this point and may be best fit as a safety long-term, despite being considered as a cornerback prospect to this juncture.”

He ranks as the No. 35 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally-weighted industry generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting services. The 2023 prospect also tabs in at the No.3 cornerback and the No. 7 player in the state of Alabama.