Alabama running back loves Rocky Top

Alabama running back loves Rocky Top

One position you can never have too many players at in the SEC is the running back slot. Dooley and his staff have already offered several prospects at the position, one being Gadsden City Alabama tailback Alonzo Harris. Go "Inside" to find out how Harris feels about Rocky Top and what his summer plans are.

One position you can never have too many players at in the SEC is the running back slot.

Derek Dooley realizes he has inherited a quality stable of runners, he also realizes you can never have too many great backs in the new league he is in.

Dooley and his staff have already offered several prospects at the position, one being Gadsden City Alabama tailback Alonzo Harris.

Harris had made plans to attend the Volunteers Junior Day last month but was unable to make it. That doesn't seem to dampen Harris' interest in UT.

"I was going to make it for their junior day but couldn't at the last minute," Harris told InsideTennessee.com. "I had an offer from the old staff, the new staff made sure I knew the offer was still on the table."

Harris had 1,040 yards for the Titans and added 23 touchdowns on the ground as a junior, garnering the attention of several top schools in the South.

Currently Harris holds official offers from Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida State.

"I love Tennessee," Harris said. "Every time I take a trip up to the campus there is always something new. I went to the Auburn game. I was very impressed how the UT fans stayed in the entire game."

Harris was impressed by Knoxville and the surrounding Tennessee River.

"I love the water," Harris said. "I love how the stadium is right off the river. To see so many fans in one place is amazing."

Harris is looking forward to participating in a summer camp at Rocky Top in a couple of months.

"I definitely want to go to summer camp at Tennessee," Harris said. "I'm already making plans for it."

Harris got to know the old staff but feels that the coaching change will be a positive one for the Vols.

"I'm looking forward to getting to know the new coaches better," Harris said. "From what I have seen so far, it was a great hire. I think Coach Dooley will do great things in Knoxville."

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