Alabama’s Kevin Harris transferring to Georgia Tech

November 28, 2020 Atlanta - Georgia Tech fans cheer  during the second half of an NCAA college football game at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Georgia Tech won 56-33 over the Duke. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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November 28, 2020 Atlanta - Georgia Tech fans cheer during the second half of an NCAA college football game at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Georgia Tech won 56-33 over the Duke. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Georgia Tech has received a commitment from another in-state product arriving through the transfer portal. Kevin Harris, who was a four-star defensive end at Grayson High before he signed with Alabama, announced Friday his decision to accept a scholarship offer from Tech and coach Geoff Collins.

Harris was a member of the 2019 signing class and was rated the No. 15 player in the state (247Sports Composite) and No. 123 player nationwide. Harris, who switched to linebacker at Alabama and was listed at 6-foot-4 and 228 pounds, did not play in either of the 2019 or 2020 seasons for the Crimson Tide. His decision to put his name in the transfer database first was first reported Nov. 13.

Upon his arrival at Tech, Harris would join a number of other Yellow Jackets players from the state of Georgia who were highly rated high-school prospects, signed elsewhere and then came back to play at Tech. The Tech roster includes wide receiver Marquez Ezzard (Miami), safety Derrik Allen (Notre Dame), cornerback Myles Sims (Michigan) and defensive end Antonneous Clayton (Florida).

Provided the NCAA, as expected, grants all athletes the freedom to transfer once without having to sit out a year, Harris will be able to play in 2021 and will have four years of eligibility.

In October, cornerback Kenyatta Watson announced his commitment to transfer to Tech from Texas. Like Watson, Harris is a Grayson High grad. Collins and his staff have made inroads at the powerhouse.

Besides Watson and Harris, freshman wide receiver Ryan King is from Grayson, as are three players committed to the 2021 class – defensive end Noah Collins, athlete Jamal Haynes and linebacker Sebastian Sagar.