He was one of the first commits in the Class of 2008, but with schools like Oklahoma State calling,…
Harris talks about his commitment to A&M
"I like playing both positions, and I want to do both in college too," Harris said. "All of the schools that recruited me said I can play both ways. If I can help the team, I want to do it." Harris says that playing receiver and defensive back uses the same athletic skills and it takes the same mentality to get an advantage on your opponent.
"Whether you play on offense or defense, you still have to get that mental edge on your opponent and work harder than him," Harris said. "At receiver, it's all about using your hands and speed to gain separation. As a defensive back, you need to use your speed and hands to stay with the receiver and prevent separation. Hand-eye coordination and jumping ability also is important with both positions."
The Gilmer native certainly has plenty of speed for either position, clocking a 4.41 in the 40 recently. It was his speed, athletic ability, and versatility that had Harris climbing the recruiting rankings and receiving offers from major D-1 programs in early spring.
And it didn't take long for Harris to pick his school, as he followed an early rush of blue chips who committed to Texas A&M in late February and early March. But the early commitment hasn't stopped programs like Oklahoma, Florida, and LSU among others to keep calling.
"Yeah, I still hear from a lot of schools," Harris said. "Oklahoma, Florida, LSU, Baylor, and A&M all stay in touch and want me to come see them." Despite the heated interest from other major schools in the Big 12 and the SEC, Harris says he's still committed to the Aggies.
"I'm pretty good with it (A&M commitment) right now," Harris said. "I'm pretty strong to A&M that's for sure."
So is there a chance that he'll look at other schools?
"Well, you never say never because you don't know what all can happen in the future," Harris said. "But I'm happy with my commitment to A&M."
Harris is also recuperating from hernia surgery last month, and coaches from A&M and Oklahoma State were on-hand for his first spring practice workout since the surgery.
"I was wondering how I was going to do on that first day back on the field," Harris said. "But the coaches said I looked even faster than I did before the surgery."
Harris plans to attend the Prepstars Combine in Pasadena on July 14, and then he'll take a break and visit his grandmother in New York. He isn't sure if he'll attend any team summer camps.
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