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3-Star RB Jordan Harris Announces Commitment To Tennessee Tech

Tennessee Tech landed a massive in-state commitment as Alcoa running back Jordan Harris announces his commitment to the Golden Eagles on Thursday. 

Harris is a 3-star running back out of Alcoa, TN in the class of 2023. He is the No. 94 running back and No. 39 player in the state of Tennessee according to 247Sports. He finished his high school career with four 3A Tennessee state championships. As a senior, he played a key role in helping Alcoa High School win their eighth straight 3A state championship.

Harris was a finalist for the 2022 Tennessee Titans Class 3A Mr. Football finalist after totaling 1,895 all-purpose yards and 28 total touchdowns this past season. He was also a TSWA Class 3A All-State selection and was named The Daily Times’ Offensive Player of the Year

Harris played multiple different roles for Alcoa as he saw time on offense, defense, and even played special teams throughout his high school career. As a running back, Harris finished the season with 999 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns on only 106 carries (9.42 yards per carry). He is also a major receiving threat after hauling in 25 receptions for 412 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

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Jordan Harris spoke with Zach McKinnell from The Bluebloods about his commitment to Tennessee Tech. 

“I am a very fast player and I know how to make people miss, said Harris when asked about his skillset. “I can also put my head down and fight for extra yards when it is needed. My game is similar to Alvin Kamara because I can play at wide receiver, catch, and run routes.”

Tennessee Tech made a major impression on Harris and his family on an official visit on Jan 15. That visit played a large role in why Harris announced his commitment to the Golden Eagles.

“Tennessee Tech was my first and only visit, said Harris about his visit to Tennessee Tech. “I just loved it up there and had a great time. My family loved it and I love the coaches. Everything about the program felt like it fit me.” 

 Harris knows he will receive chances to play for the Golden Eagles next season and plans to make most of those opportunities as a freshman. 

“I see myself fitting into the offensive scheme pretty well, said Harris about his fit into the rotation at Tennessee Tech. “I like how Coach (Bryce) Brown rotates the running backs. If you can play and show them that you have the ability, then you will get that chance.” 

Tennessee Tech will open the 2023 season on the road against Furman in a tough out of conference matchup.

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