Elite prospect Tobias Harris has wrapped up his seven school visitation tour and even threw in a surprise visit on the way home from Georgia Tech. Tonight he plans to decide on a school and sign a National Letter of Intent.
The intriguing news with Harris' recruitment is the surprise appearance he made at the Tennessee lopsided win over North Carolina-Ashville Tuesday night.
"We have family in the area, and Tobias wanted to see Tennessee play," said Harris' father Torrel Harris. "It made sense to stop in for the game."
The elder Harris downplayed the significance of the Tennessee visit, but it certainly gives Tennessee fans cause to hope for Harris to sign with the Volunteers.
As for the Georgia Tech visit, Harris' father had positive things to say.
"It was a good visit," he said. "Coach Hewitt is a great teacher and does a really good job with the players' workouts."
Now Harris, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from Glen Head (N.Y.) Half Hollow Hills West High School, must make a decision between Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Syracuse, Tennessee and West Virginia.
"We are going to talk about it today," said Torrel Harris. "The goal is to wrap it up and sign before midnight. I know Tobias is still going back and forth with the different schools."
Even if Harris cannot reach a final decision tonight and doesn't sign, he will still at least announce a commitment during a televised press conference Thursday at 5:30 Eastern time.
Harris is the No. 5 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.
Tobias Harris scouting report:
Still physically developing, Harris has an advanced skill level as a hybrid forward. He handles the ball at a high level and can score it with touch from the outside and also score inside with more of a power game. Best suited to guard a four man, Harris is a difficult match up for opposing four men with his versatile skill set.