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Taj Harris to visit Kentucky this week

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Harris would give Kentucky a much-needed proven playmaker.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are set to receive a visit from an experienced playmaker, as Syracuse transfer Taj Harris is set to visit Lexington this weekend.

Harris is a 6-foot-2 outside receiver who started his redshirt junior season at Syracuse this fall before entering the transfer portal.

In three games before leaving the Orange, Harris made 16 catches for 171 yards, including an eight-catch, 122-yard performance in a 17-7 loss to Rutgers.

Harris started every game for Syracuse from 2018-2020. In 2018, he hauled in 36 catches for 510 yards and three touchdowns. In 2019, he made 37 catches for 559 yards and two touchdowns and in 2020 made career-high 58 catches for 733 yards and five touchdowns.

The New Jersey native was named Third-Team All-ACC for his 2020 campaign and was one of three Syracuse players to represent the team alongside head coach Dino Babers at ACC Media Days this summer.

Landing Harris won’t be easy for Kentucky, as the former Cuse standout already holds offers from Auburn, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, NC State, Texas A&M, Utah, Western Kentucky and Temple in addition to the Wildcats.

He already has taken a visit to Oxford to meet with Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss. There’s no true sense at who is in the lead to land the playmaker.

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