Tyler Harris is one of the top pro-style quarterback recruits in the Southeast. He stars for Blackshear (Ga.) Pierce County High School, in the Southeast corner of the state. Harris checks in at 6'3 and 210 pounds.
Harris claims offers from Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Troy, and is receiving interest from numerous other programs.
Harris was named the First-Team All-Region 1AAA quarterback and holds five school passing records. He threw for 2,500 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Harris looks like the classic pro-style passer. He's built well at 6'3 and 210, and can probably hold another 10 pounds of muscle once he gets in a college weight program.
Like many high school quarterbacks, Harris plays in a spread, air raid-style offense, which is perfect for showing off his skills. It's no surprise that three of his four offers, as of March 27, run spread offenses that throw the football a lot.
Harris has a big arm and can sling the ball all over the field. His delivery is not great, and should be sped up and made more fluid by virtue of better college coaching. He also shows the ability to take velocity off the football on touch throws, and can float balls over defenders at the second level.
Harris isn't immobile, and has the ability to extend plays with his feet, but any damage he does is going to be with his arm. He is not a threat to run and will not hurt defenses with his legs beyond the line of scrimmage.
Harris is a smart player both on and off the field, making quick, sound decisions, and carrying a 4.0 GPA.
There are remaining questions about Harris' game. I have no idea how his footwork will be should he play in an offense that doesn't operate solely from the shotgun. It's also worth noting that quarterback is a tough position to project, because there is such a mental aspect to the position, as well as a leadership aspect, and those are tough qualities to project.
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