There might not be a more unique athletic specimen in the high school ranks than Gilbert (Ariz.) Higley 2020 prospect Jason Harris.
The son of ex-UA Desert Swarm star Sean Harris and brother of current UA freshman defensive end, Jalen Harris, Jason Harris may be the best prospect in the state of Arizona in both basketball and football.
Already 6-foot-8 and 230 lbs, Harris is a passing rushing force on the field who has drawn offers and interest from the elite programs in the nation.
“I would say right now UCLA and Oklahoma are showing me the most love, but it’s so early and I’m hearing from a lot of different schools,” Harris said. “I get new stuff all the time.”
While preparing for surgery recently, Harris received some interesting information.
“I’m rehabbing a torn labrum, but before that the doctors looked at my growth plates and said they were still open and I could for sure grow a few more inches, which would help for basketball," he said.
Fortunately for Harris, his athleticism, strength, length and hustle combine to make him a force on the basketball court.
“I love basketball as well," Harris said. "I love getting out and getting dunks, finishing on the break, grabbing rebounds, blocking shots, pretty much everything about basketball.”
As one would expect, Harris is garnering a lot of basketball interest as well.
“Im hearing from a lot of west coast schools such as Arizona State and San Diego State," Harris said. "I have not gotten anything yet from Arizona, but it's early."
While football runs in the Harris family DNA, Harris might outgrow the sport.
“I like both equally, but if I keep growing I might have to choose basketball," he said. "There aren’t a lot of 6-foot-10 guys in the NFL.”