Antwaun Harris "Blew Socks Off" BYU Recruiter

When BYU assistant coach <b>Todd Bradford</b> visited South Garland High School football coach <b>Mickey Moss</b> last spring to talk about his star quarterback, Moss suggested he also keep an eye on one of his wide receivers. When Bradford returned in November, Moss showed him a highlight reel of his formerly little-known receiver "that pretty much blew his socks off," according to Coach Moss.

Antwaun Harris, the 6-0, 195 pound receiver with 4.4 speed and a 36-inch vertical, made a sizable varsity debut as South Harland's "go-to" receiver with 38 catches for 820 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has also been selected to play in the Cocal Cola Dallas-Forth Worth All-Star game on Jan. 17.

"Antwaun's a kid that played basketball and we were lucky to get him out for football. He catches the ball really well and has a bunch of speed. A year or two from now, he'll run 4.3. He's an incredible athlete," Coach Moss gushed.

The coach must have done a tremendous selling job because Harris told he has firm offers now from Iowa State, Kansas, Texas Christian, Baylor and Wyoming.

Harris is visiting BYU this weekend with quarterback teammate Jordan Reever. He said his current top three are Kansas, Colorado and BYU. Though he has not yet been offered by BYU, he was hoping they would during his Provo visit. "I guess they are going to offer me when I get there."

Harris added that Bradford made a strong impression on his parents. "They really like BYU and Coach Bradford. He was straight up and came clean with them."

Since Bradford is also the Cougars wide receiver coach, Harris said, "He seems like a person I can get along with fine and he's not afraid to show his emotions. He said I was the No. 1 high school guy (non-committed wide receiver) they are recruiting; that I could come right in and fit into the program."

Teammate Reever described Harris as a "great natural athlete. He had the most yards and touchdowns for us and he was our go-to receiver."

When asked what his pre-visit expectations and impressions were of BYU and Provo, Harris said, "I've heard it's a great school to go to. They have a great football team; the coaches are good and it's a good program to go to. I'm ready to get up there and have fun.

"I've also heard there's a lot of Mormons up there, but I'm not too worried about that." Ah, no kidding.

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