Harris Commits to Clemson

Litchfield High School's LaDontae Harris headed over to the Clemson University this morning and made his verbal commitment to wide receivers' coach Dabo Swinney. The standout wide receiver from Gasden, Alabama got into Clemson late last night for an unofficial visit.

WR LaDontae Harris
Litchfield High School
Gadsden, Alabama

"We got in last night kind of late," said Harris. "Probably around 3:30 in the morning, but I'm still excited. We are getting ready to head over to talk with Coach Swinney here in a little bit."

"I'm telling him I'm coming to Clemson."

The rising senior recorded 36 catches for 720 yards and 8 touchdowns last season. Those numbers should increase signficantly in 2003, as Litchfield lost several key seniors from last year's team.

Harris has teammate Jazz Johnson with him, and they plan on taking the full tour of campus later this afternoon. "Jazz is here, and I know he's looking forward to seeing what Clemson is all about."

Even though LaDontae is heading out of state for college, his family doesn't seem to mind the location factor at all. "That's no problem," said his father. "Clemson is only three and a half hours from home."

Harris becomes the 9th verbal commitment for the 2004 recruiting class, and the first of at least two wide receivers expected to be signed next February.

Jacksonville native Mike McIntosh and High Point, North Carolina native Mario Melton are two other wide receiver prospects that are heavily favoring Clemson at this point in time.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding receiver from Alabama, right up through signing day 2004.

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