June 8, 2010

Ole Miss Elite Camp leaves Harris speechless

Ronnie Harris left Oxford, Miss., on Sunday.

Asked on Monday to reflect on his stay at Ole Miss Elite Camp, the speedy cornerback from Atlanta (Westlake), Ga., was at a loss for words.

That had more to do with the fact that Harris had his wisdom teeth removed on Monday than it did anything else, but if his post-surgery texts were any indication, the Rebels put themselves in solid position for one of the top cover corners on their board.

"It went great," Harris said. "I loved everything."

Harris, a 5-foot-10, 160-pounder, posted a 4.49-second 40-yard dash, a 34-foot, 5-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot, 9-inch broad jump, proving his value as an elite overall athlete.

On the actual field, Harris was frequently matched with some of the top wide receivers in the Southeast, names such as Nickalos Brassell, Donte Moncrief, Joseph Morrow, Collins Moore and more. Harris more than held his own.

"My position coach (Ole Miss recruiting coordinator/cornerbacks coach Chris Vaughn) said I have great speed," Harris said. "I ran a 4.43. I have great explosion and ball skills and I compete. He said he loved that about me. He told me to work on staying low consistently out of my breaks to the ball."

Harris, who has an extensive offer list that includes Auburn, Harvard, Kentucky, Louisville, Ole Miss, Purdue, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and West Virginia, said his time in Oxford made Ole Miss "one of my top schools easily."

Harris, who said he hadn't firmed up the rest of his summer camp schedule, said the Rebels are in the top mix with Stanford, South Carolina, Louisville and Wake Forest.

Harris, who recorded 51 tackles and six interceptions as a junior, has a 3.9 grade-point average and a strong 1380 on the SAT. He said he has not established a timetable for making his college decision.

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