June 7, 2012

Harris joins Helms at Wake

Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton offensive guard Josh Harris committed to Wake Forest Thursday, June 7 around 11:10 AM.

"I called Coach [Lonnie] Galloway, and he put me on the phone with Coach [Jonathan] Himebauch and Coach Lobo the offensive coordinator," Harris said. "It was great. They are ecstatic. They love that I committed and love the way the future of their program is going. They're just really happy, because I'm the fourth offensive line commit in the last week. It's just great."

The 6-foot-4, 299-pound Harris, who chose the Demon Deacons less than 24 hours after his teammate Cory Helms did, is the fourth offensive linemen this week who has committed to Wake. He made an unofficial visit to Wake Forest with his family Wednesday, June 6.

"I wasn't making the decision just based on that Cory went there," Harris said. "I went home and made a logical decision with my parents and I talked it over all night and I talked it over this morning, went to workouts, when I woke up this morning I just knew it was the perfect place. It's a great chance to play with Cory."

"When I first got up to the campus I was not expecting what it was like, and it was really beautiful. We got to tour it and see everything, see the dorms and see the weight-room and the locker room and meet with [Head] Coach [Jim] Grobe. He's a great coach."

The Peach State product added he and Himebauch stayed in close contact after the offensive line coach offered him a scholarship Thursday, May 17. His relationship with Himebauch along with Wake's depth chart also played key roles in his decision.

"[I will not be visiting other schools], I'm set on Wake," Harris said.

Harris, who is rated as a three-star recruit and as the nation's No. 39 offensive guard, also claims scholarship offers from Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, South Alabama and South Florida.

His strengths as an offensive lineman are toughness and versatility. Harris plays offensive tackle for Milton, but will likely play guard for the Deacs. He has also seen action at center.

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