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Newnan’s Peje Harris signs with Yellow Jackets


  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Dec. 21, 2017 - 9:33 AM

Newnan’s Peje Harris signs with Yellow Jackets

The Newnan Times-Herald

Newnan senior Peje Harris, seated center, signed a scholarship to Georgia Tech. Joining Harris at the ceremony are seated left, father Patrick, mother Vera and brother Joshua. Back row, Ray Ross, Darius Smiley, head coach Chip Walker, T.C. Boyd and athletic director Jeff Bryant.

After years of having to wait until the first Wednesday in February to sign their letters of intent, college football players from around the country can now get it over with before Christmas.

Thanks to a new ruling by the NCAA, there is now a early signing period for football and, on Wednesday, Newnan High School wide receiver Peje Harris signed his letter of intent with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Harris, who committed to play for head coach Paul Johnson before his senior year, started all four seasons for the Cougars.

Harris is rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports/Scout and Rivals and has been an all-region and all-county honoree throughout his career.

He caught 47 passes for 574 yards over his final two high school seasons, including 33 receptions for 448 yards and four touchdowns as a senior .

His 78-yard touchdown catch in third game of his senior season was the longest reception in the state of Georgia that week.

Harris was one of the team captains for the Cougars his senior year and is on the school’s honor roll.

Harris was one of 17 seniors to sign at Georgia Tech.