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Taj Harris commits to Kentucky

The Cats land one of the best transfers in the country.

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s get those dice rolling, as the Kentucky Wildcats have secured another commitment.

After visiting several schools and receiving plenty of interest from other Power 5 programs across the country, Syracuse Orange transfer Taj Harris has decided to call Lexington home. He took to Twitter to announce the news on his visit this morning.

Harris is finishing up this semester at Syracuse but will enroll at Kentucky in January. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Harris chose Kentucky over offers from Ole Miss, Utah, Louisville, Auburn, Mississippi State, and a few others.

Originally from New Jersey, Harris is the definition of a plug and play receiver at the collegiate level. With three years of experience under his belt from his time at Syracuse, Harris has proved he has the athleticism and the speed to be an effective SEC wideout, as he was on pace to break some records if he would have finished his career with the Orange.

Through his career at Syracuse, Harris played in 37 games and finished with 2,027 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He was also named to the All-ACC third team in 2020.

Harris will become the veteran presence in a position room that is really young. After a big wideout class in 2021, this Kentucky staff has added another impact guy in Dane Key as well as leading for Barion Brown.

One thing for sure is that Liam Coen and this new offense have made an instant impact on the recruiting trail, and playmaking skill talent is starting to come to Lexington. In regards to Harris, go ahead and pencil him in as one of the featured pieces of this offense next season.

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