MSU Signee Progressing Well

Mississippi State 2013 football signee Dezmond Harris, of McAdory (AL) High School, has worked hard rehabbing from an ACL injury that he suffered during his team's preseason jamboree game.


  • Name: Dezmond (Dezz) Harris
  • Classification: 2013
  • High School: McAdory (McCalla, AL) High School
  • Position: Projects as OLB on college level
  • HT:-WT: 6-foot-3, 213
  • Scout.com: 3-Star
  • Schools of Interest: Signed with Mississippi State


    Mississippi State football signee Dezmond Harris committed to Mississippi State at the July, 2013 Big Dawg camp. A little over a month later his joy turned to disappointment when he tore his ACL during his team's preseason jamboree game. Since then, he has been working hard in rehab and the results have been exceptional.

    "It's coming along good. If I'm not back to 100%, I'm close to it. I'm good," said Harris, who plans on attending both sessions of summer school at State this coming summer. "I'm running in an athletic brace right now but (my doctor) told me that I probably shouldn't be in it by the time I get to State."

    One of the most underrated players in the class of 2013, Harris posted very impressive numbers at MSU during last year's summer camp.

    "My forty was a 4.37 and a 4.47 and my vertical was 37 or 38, something like that," said Harris. "I normally can (vertical) jump 40 to 41 (inches) but I had a sprain ankle when I did it at State."

    While those numbers jumped out, he also impressed the Mississippi coaches with his versatility while at the camp.

    "I did DB, receiver and linebacker at the camp," said Harris.

    As of now, he's not really sure where he will wind up, positional-wise, when he gets to MSU but he is projected as a linebacker.

    "They project me as a linebacker but they have told me that when I get there the first couple of weeks they are going to try me at different positions to help me find my home," said Harris.

    Harris is not particular about where he winds up playing.

    "Where I play doesn't matter to me; I just want to see the field," he said.


    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.


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