Texas Picks Up JUCO OL

Texas added No. 14 on Monday when Contra Costa C.C. All-American Desmond Harrison picked the Longhorns over Arizona State and USC, among others.

Harrison should immediately compete for the starting left tackle job, and if he wins it, he could push last year's JUCO signee, Donald Hawkins, either to right tackle, where he would compete with Josh Cochran, or even inside to guard, where the Longhorns are looking to get more physical play.

Contra Costa head coach Alonzo Carter said after Harrison's Texas visit that the giant OT's decision would come down to "where there's a need, and where he's most comfortable."

When talking about Texas's advantages at the time, he pointed to Harrison's familiarity with several players who played in Houston — Harrison played at Fort Bend Marshall — as well as the program's tradition and even its offensive schemes.

"Schematically, he said 'I think Texas does a bit closer to what we do,' which could be a little bit of a factor," Carter said.

Texas now has three offensive line commitments in the class, with Harrison adding to high-schoolers Kent Perkins and Darius James. Offensive guard Rami Hammad is expected to pick a school later this week and could give the Longhorns a fourth.

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