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SMU Football Recruiting: QB Tyler Harris Commits to Mustangs

The SMU Mustangs and Head Coach June Jones garnered a commitment from a 2014 top quarterback prospect from the state of Georgia as Tyler Harris chose the Mustangs on Wednesday afternoon.

The 6-3, 205 pound pro-style quarterback is rated as a three-star, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and is rated as the No. 47 overall player in the state of Georgia.

Harris chose the Mustangs over the likes of SEC power Alabama Crimson Tide as well as the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Harris should fit in well within Jones’ prolific offensive scheme where there is no limit on the amount of passes that may be thrown in a game in his run-and-shoot offense.

The Blackshear, GA native is often oveshadowed by a fellow state of Georgia quarerback, DeShaun Watson, who is the top quarterback in the state and one of the best in the nation. Harris has good size to go along with great arm strength and delivery to be able to run Jones’ system to the very best.

As you may recall, Jones was once the head coach at Hawaii where his quarterbacks, Timmy Chang and Colt Brennan, set NCAA passing records in their careers. At SMU, Jones enters his fourth season after leading the Mustangs to a 7-6 season a year ago including a bowl win over Fresno State.

Harris is commitment No. 13 for the Mustangs and is a huge boost to an SMU recruiting class that ranks just No. 63 overall in the 247Sports team rankings for 2014.

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