Considering the fact true impact interior defensive line play is something of a rare commodity these days, Tech has to be happy about getting a commitment today from defensive tackle Kris Harley.
Harley, a 6-foot-2, 265-pound rising senior from Warren Central High in Indianapolis, turned down offers from 15 other schools to commit to Tech for the 2011 recruiting class. He had offers from Southern California, Oklahoma, Stanford, Iowa, Cincinnati, Nebraska, Michigan, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Purdue, Minnesota, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana and Toledo.
Warren Central is the same high school that produced current Tech running back Darren Evans. Defensive line coach Charley Wiles recruited Harley for Tech.
Last season, Harley had 91 tackles, including 19 for loss and five sacks, for a Warren Central team that won a state championship. He's the second commitment for Tech's '11 class, joining safety Ronny Vandyke from South County High in Lorton. Vandyke committed in late February. Feb. 2 will be the first day recruits can sign a letter of intent.
With Harley now in the fold, Wiles may focus more attention on recruiting Harley's teammate, Kiaro Holts, a 6-5, 270-pound offensive tackle who is also being recruited by some of the nation's top programs. Holts has offers from Tech, USC, Cincinnati, Mississippi, UNC, California, Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana.
Harley and Holts both visited Tech on the weekend of Feb. 26 for a junior day event. Holts may return April 24 to Blacksburg for Tech's spring football game.
ACC All Access: Coveted DT Kris Harley commits to Tech
Last season, Harley had 91 tackles, including 19 for loss and five sacks, for a Warren Central team that won a state championship.
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