Harris set for first official

Nebraska is trying to pull out more talent from the Lone Star State this year. Last year was a monumental year in getting talent to come north to Lincoln. This year Nebraska hopes to have the same type of success and it could start with Steven Harris.

Nebraska is looking to get some safeties this year and one of them at the top of their board is Steven Harris. Harris is a 5-foot-11 and 195 pound safety from Lewisville (Texas) Hebron and is slated to be an official visitor this weekend in Lincoln.

"I am going to Nebraska this Saturday," Harris said. "I just want to see how the town is and how the program is really ran there. I would also like to see how I fit into their program right now. I am really going there to see how it is and take a visit. I really don't think that I am going to commit."

Harris plays on both sides of the ball in high school, but is hasn't always been that he received attention to play defense. It started out that Harris was getting looks as a receiver. Some schools are leaving it up to him to decide what he wants to play. He prefers on over the other though.

"Nebraska is recruiting me as a safety. I play both safety and wide receiver. As a sophomore I was getting attention as a receiver. But, as I guess the years went people started looking at me as a safety. Some schools are recruiting me as an athlete."

"I probably prefer safety, but I also wouldn't mind getting back on offense and getting the ball. I am also doing some return duties on punts and kickoffs. Nebraska has spoke about special teams, but they haven't said anything about it specifically. Texas Tech said it specifically that I could go there and play safety, wide receiver or special teams."

Harris is leading his team in total tackles. That has helped them get out to a 9-0 start and they have a chance to clinch their district tomorrow night and not lose a home game all year. He isn't getting a lot of passes thrown to him on offense, but this is an atypical year for Hebron and passing the football.

"On defense right now I have 71 tackles, three interceptions, six break-ups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. I am second on the team in solo tackles. I am doing O.K. on offense. We haven't passed the ball as much as we used to. Right now I have 20 catches for 208 yards and six touchdowns. I haven't taken any returns back for touchdowns, but I have got close on two to like the two or three yard line."

Nebraska is just one of the five officials that he is planning to take. Harris is planning on getting out and seeing maybe three other Big XII teams and possibly a Big 10 team, but nothing is set in stone yet.

"After Nebraska I will go visit Texas Tech when they play Texas A&M. I will go see Texas, but I am not sure what game I am going to see then. That visit should be in the next two to three weeks. I am planning on going to Wisconsin, but I am not sure about when. I was also thinking about going back to Oklahoma. I have offers from all of them but Texas."

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