Jalen Harris is ready to announce his college decision.
The St. James School tight end tweeted Wednesday night that he’ll be announcing his college decision next Tuesday at 6 p.m. at his high school. Harris announced a top five this past Sunday of Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Miami and Vanderbilt.
The 6-foot-4, 238-pound prospect has seen his recruiting profile blow up in recent months. In the month of June alone he has added offers from Alabama and Auburn. Harris grew up an Alabama fan and said he was “like a little kid in a candy store” when Alabama coach Nick Saban offered him a scholarship.
The two in-state schools are the two expected favorites to get good news when Harris announces his decision next Tuesday, but another Southeaster Conference school could be the wildcard to land the three-star prospect.
Vanderbilt is one of his five finalists, in part because former teammate C.J. Duncan signed with the Commodores in February.
“When C.J. was at St. James he was one of my best friends,” Harris told AL.com in a previous interview. “We always talk and have kept in touch. I’d love to play with him again. He’s a good leader and always makes sure everyone is on the right page.”
Harris has reiterated one of the biggest factors in his decision will be an opportunity to play early. He has made multiple trips to both Alabama and Auburn in the past.