Versatile offensive lineman AJ Harris became the third member of Missouri's 2015 recruiting class Tuesday. The 4-star Kansas prospect unveiled the Tigers as his choice on Twitter:
Harris, a 6'4", 297-pound Blue Valley High School junior, is rated No. 17 nationally among offensive guard prospects in 247Sports' composite rankings. He pledged to the program during a campus visit in Columbia.
His offer sheet extends throughout various conferences and features Ohio State, Nebraska, Kansas State and Missouri. Harris picked up multiple scholarships following an impressive sophomore season.
"Missouri is getting a phenomenal player," Blue Valley head coach Eric Driskell told 247Sports reporter Keith Niebuhr. "He('s) an even better kid. He's a great young man, a great student."
Harris helped pave the way for an offensive attack that produced 5,000 offensive yards during a 10-win season, per Columbia Daily Tribune writer David Morrison. The campaign concluded with a state championship victory.
Harris is a stout run-blocker who uses tremendous upper-body strength to gain an early advantage. He does a good job with hand placement, which allows him to direct traffic up front.
The Tigers are attempting to beef up the offensive front while adjusting to life in the SEC. Missouri picks up a prospect who can play anywhere along the interior, including center.