Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs helmet sits on the sideline during the first half of the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Football Recruiting: 4-star TE Jackson Harris commits to Bulldogs

The Georgia Bulldogs are a hot team on the recruiting trail after landing two commitments on June 11th added another in four-star tight end Jackson Harris (Columbia, Tenn. Columbia Central) the following day.

Harris named the Bulldogs as one of his four leaders at the end of May as well as the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators and Vanderbilt Commodores. The 6-6, 250-pound tight end took an unofficial visit to Alabama last week and Vanderbilt in mid-May, but that wasn’t enough to move them ahead of Georgia in the end.

Harris ranks as the nation’s No. 223 player overall regardless of position, the No. 10 tight end and the No. 8 player in the state of Tennessee. Harris is a classic in-line tight end or Y-tight end and already has great size for the position suggesting he could develop into a devastating blocker to complement freshman Jeb Blazevich and add depth to another 250-pound tight end in Hunter Atkinson who joined Blazevich in the 2014 class.

While possessing great size to aid in the running game, he also boasts 4.8 speed in the 40-yard dash so he has some mismatch ability and should be a big presence in the red zone.

Georgia has a knack for developing tight ends in recent years and Harris could be the next in a long line of successful Bulldog tight ends who makes a number of plays on Saturday.

With the commitment from Harris, Georgia now has 12 commitments and owns the nation’s No. 7 class in the nation and the No. 5 class in the SEC according to the 247Sports team rankings.

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