Recruiting: UGA adds commitment from 2023 4-star Daniel Harris
Georgia has added another commitment to its 2023 recruiting class after four-star cornerback Daniel Harris gave his pledge to the Bulldogs on Friday via his personal Twitter account.
Harris committed to Georgia over a trio of Big Ten schools in Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. He is rated the nation’s No. 151 overall prospect, No. 19 cornerback and No. 31 player in Florida, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound cornerback has a strong, established relationship with Georgia defensive backs Fran Brown, who was the lead recruiter throughout this process.
“They know how to develop players and they know how to win,” Harris told 247Sports when asked why he chose UGA. “They also have put a lot of DBs in the league the past couple of years. I also like Coach Kirby [Smart] and I also like Coach Fran [Brown].”
The Miami, Fl., native is the sixth defensive player in the Bulldogs’ 2023 recruiting haul. He is also the third cornerback to commit to Georgia in this class, following highly-touted prospects AJ Harris and Justin Rhett, who both gave their pledges earlier this year.
According to MaxPreps.com, Harris racked up 37 total tackles, two tackles for a loss and two pass deflections for Miami Gulliver Prep during his junior campaign in 2021.
A developmental cornerback prospect with the tools and traits that NFL front offices covet these days. Measured in at just under 6-foot-2, 180 pounds spring before the senior season. More importantly, came in with a 78-inch wingspan. Also has a 10.74 in the 100-meter dash to boost. Still figuring things out as an outside corner, but has progressed immensely from a technical standpoint since he first emerged on the national recruiting scene as a thin, wiry freshman. Has experience working in both man and off-man coverage. At his best when he can simply stick his hip on a wide receiver and run with them down the sidelines. Does a nice job of tracking the football through the air and understands how to put himself in a position to make a play on the ball. Not afraid to lower his helmet and hit someone, but must improve as an open-field tackler, especially if he hopes to take down college-sized running backs and tight ends in the open field. Must also add some functional strength if he’s going to be asked to press on Saturdays. Should be viewed as a high-upside project that will need some time to mature on a college roster before he’s ready to make an impact at college football’s highest levels. Likely to find the most success in an aggressive defensive scheme that wants its cornerbacks to bump and run out on the perimeter. A rare height/speed combo could have him playing on Sundays one day. - Andrew Ivins, 247Sports