RECRUITING: Sooners lead for Texas guard?

Garland, Texas guard Terrel Harris talks about his game and his favorite school. Harris visited Norman on Tuesday with his mother and brother.

Terrel Harris, a 6-foot-5 guard from South Garland High School in Texas, is one of the best wing guards in Texas and has drawn attention from some of the top teams in the country. Harris came off the bench as a sixth man as a sophomore at Lake Highlands and averaged 10 points per game. He then moved South Garland where in one game he became a starter and averaged 20.8 points per game and eight rebounds per game.

"I am a really versatile player who can really slash to the basket and play great defense," said Harris. "I can play a number of positions and I try to do everything that I can do to help the team win. Defense is very important to me, but I feel I can do a number of things to win games for us on offense as well. I can get most of shots off penetrating and fast breaks. I am not a great three-point shooter, but I am working on that. I have a pretty good mid-range jump shot."

Harris has been offered by close to 15 schools and he is working to get that list down to five.

"I have a top five of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Baylor and Texas A&M," said Harris who visited Norman unofficially on Tuesday with his mother and brother. "At Oklahoma I really have a good relationship with Coach (Kelvin) Sampson and I feel right now that they would be the best situation for me. The way they play the game fits my criteria of what I am looking for out of a college program and they have a type of college that I am looking for. They will have a lot of good players when I get there and we would be a winning program. I have to say that Oklahoma is my favorite program right now."

Harris doesn't know what he will do about his visits, but he thinks he will know his decision by the end of July. He says that he will sign during the early signing period and he thinks he will take three to four unofficial visits this summer. Then whoever he chooses as his college of choice will be the only school that he visits officially.

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