CLEVELAND, Ohio. – Jaylen Harris, 4-star wide receiver, is one of the top 2017 recruits at his position and he has an offer list to back that up.
Harris already has ten offers and some of the biggest college football programs in the country have extended him scholarship opportunities. His offer sheet includes Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan State, Michigan, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Ohio.
He’s also recently received interest from James Franklin’s Penn State, and so far this fall he’s unofficially visited Ohio State and Tennessee.
Harris relayed to Today’s U that PSU was up at his school recently, so it’s safe to speculate that the Nittany Lions have the 4-star on their radar. “I’m really interested in anyone that takes time out to even recruit me,” Harris said when asked his interest in the Penn State football program. “I don’t know much about them, though.”
For what it’s worth, Harris did say that he “for sure” has interest in getting to know Penn State a bit better, though, so it’s going to be interesting to see how that recruiting relationship develops.
Harris is 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, and according to the industry generated 247Sports Composite he’s the No. 24 overall wideout recruit in the 2017 class, and No. 3 recruit from the state of Ohio. He plays for Cleveland Heights High School and has caught 27 catches for 501 yards and three touchdowns so far through six games in 2015.
How has the 4-star recruit been able to balance his junior season along with being a highly sought-after prospect? According to Harris, it comes down to focus.
“My main focus has been the season and to better myself,” he told Today’s U. “Every school that I talk to often knows that’s what I’ve been focusing on.”
And when it comes to improving himself both for now and the future, there’s not a thing the Ohio wideout doesn’t evaluate. “To be honest, everything,” he said when asked what he’s been working on. “I feel like everything needs to be improved to be where I want to be.”
That has to be a great attitude for college coaches to witness, and that along with his skill-set makes it easy to see why so many big-time programs have offered him. It’s easy to see why he sticks out.
As far as recruiting is concerned right now, though, Harris doesn’t have any one school that sticks out just yet.
“I’m keeping my options open. I don’t have a top right now,” he said.