Jason Harris looms large in Arizona 2020 class

The brother of one of Arizona's best 2017 football prospects, Jason Harris is soon to be a prominent name locally as well.

Jason Harris hasn't spent a day in high school yet and already has a Pac-12 football scholarship offer from Oregon State. 

An incoming freshman at Mesa Desert Ridge, Harris recently visited Oregon State along with his brother Jalen Harris, who is one of the best Arizona high school recruits in the 2017 class. 

"It felt great getting my fist offer," Jason Harris said. "I didn't expect it but it was cool that it happened. They said no offense to Jalen but we'd like to offer you too (Jason). They measured me at 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds and said based off my brother's film and my size they were ready to offer me."

Harris, 14, obviously has no high school film. But he has three things that made it unnecessary: his brother is a high profile football prospect; his father Sean Harris was a first-team all-conference linebacker at Arizona in 1993 and '94 who later played for the Chicago Bears; his size and athleticism. 

Physically, Harris resembles a young Dion Jordan, the former Chandler High standout who went to Oregon and left as a first-round draft pick. Tall and thin, Harris has a terrific frame that will add dozens of pounds before he's done growing. He's almost certainly going to end up one of highest profile local recruits in the 2020 class. 

Athletically, Harris' gifts have been on display this month on the basketball court, where he is also a potential Division I prospect. 

"It's equal," Harris said, when asked whether he prefers football or basketball. "I still haven't made that decision yet as far as college. I like playing both the same. It just kind of depends on how things go."

Like his older brother Jalen, who is 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, Jason Harris is planning to play defensive end at Desert Ridge. Jalen Harris had 17.5 sacks last season and 70 tackles and is considering Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State and others. 

According to Jason, the brothers' father Sean Harris is just interested in seeing his sons enjoy their experience. 

"He doesn't care where we go or if I end up playing basketball or football," Jason said. "At the end of the day he just wants the best for us and for us to be happy wherever that is."


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