SYLACAUGA, Ala. – In the B.B. Comer High School auditorium Friday morning, April 14, Ever Harris decided that she will remain a Tiger after selecting Tuskegee University as her collegiate destination to continue playing softball.
The senior chose Tuskegee over Talladega College, Wallace State Community College, and Florida Memorial University mainly due to the atmosphere on campus as well as the coaching staff.
“The coaches, they were very welcoming and very personable,” Harris explained. “It was close to home, but not too close. [The other schools] were looking at me, but I really liked Tuskegee.
Harris said that her relationships with Tuskegee’s coaches attracted her, especially the one she has been building with assistant coach Chelsea Mowery, a former player at Childersburg High School.
“She started my whole recruiting process,” Harris pointed out. “She doesn’t congratulate me for the bare minimum.”
That mindset is what drove Ever to become a standout with B.B. Comer’s softball program and is a mentality that Comer head coach John Safford holds in high regard.
“Everyday going to practice, I’ve had a blast,” said Safford, “and a lot of that is because of a hard-working kid. It is a lot of fun to coach kids that enjoy being out there. Character-wise, that is the most determining factor in [Ever] being successful. I cannot wait to go watch her play at the next level.”
Although she has taken the center circle at times during her career with B.B. Comer Tigers, Harris projects as a first baseman with the Tuskegee Golden Tigers.
Tuskegee competes in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC) and won its conference championship last season.
“I always wanted to play [in college], but I never thought I would be able to do it,” Harris said of signing today. “It still doesn’t feel real, but it’s a blessing to have an opportunity to keep playing for four more years. Most people don’t have that chance.
It’s a golden opportunity Ever Harris will be forever grateful for as she gets to continue on as a Tiger.