There is no need to wait for Dennis Harris. The 6-foot-10 forward from Mundy's Mill High School in Fayetteville, Ga., is off the board before he set out for his official visits.
Harris verbally committed to LSU on
Wednesday, just days after the Tigers made an in-home visit with him.
"As soon as they left after the in-home visit, I knew that is where I wanted to go," Harris said.
"I like the way they develop their big men. They've done a lot of good things with players like me in the past and they've sent those players to the league. Everything seems so family oriented and that was the kind of place that I was looking for."
Harris will officially visit LSU this weekend and see the campus for the first time. The skilled big man also considered Central Florida and Rice and had visit dates established with both programs as well.
The three-star prospect has proven himself as a prospect off the floor, too. Harris carries a 3.7 grade point average.
New LSU assistant coach Chad Dollar, an Atlanta native, was the lead recruiter in Harris's recruitment. Harris is the first player to commit to LSU in the class of 2008.
Harris said he will red-shirt his first year at LSU.