It did not take long for Taj Harris to call Lexington home. The former Syracuse wide receiver arrived for an official visit to Kentucky on Friday. Early Saturday morning Harris announced he will be a Wildcat.
Kentucky was one of the first schools to offer Harris a scholarship, reaching out less than 24 hours after he submitted his name into the transfer portal. He also had offers from Mississippi State, Auburn, Texas A&M and Ole Miss, where he officially visited last month.
Harris gives UK Experienced Explosiveness
Harris, a 6’2″ 180 lbs. Beverly, NJ native, has 151 catches for 2,028 yards and ten touchdowns over four seasons. He went over the 100-yard mark in four games. In 2018, the former three-star recruit set Syracuse freshman records with 40 receptions and 565 yards. He was named third-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 2020 after totaling 58 catches for 733 yards and five touchdowns. In three games this season, he has 16 catches for 171 yards.
The Wildcats have recruited their tails off at wide receiver, securing commitments from Dekel Crowdus, Chris Lewis and Chauncey Magwood in 2021, then landing Dane Key, Jordan Anthony and Brandon White in 2022 (with a chance to add five-star Barion Brown as well). There’s a lot of talent to mold, but not a lot of experience. Harris can bridge the gap, allowing the newcomers to develop at their own pace while providing Will Levis an explosive outside target.
Kentucky is always in the market for playmakers at wide receiver. That need will only grow when Wan’Dale Robinson takes his talents to the NFL this offseason. The Wildcats struck gold at wide receiver in the portal with Wan’Dale. They could do it again when Harris joins the BBN this spring.