Harris Talks Sooners

Miami, Fla., standout Brandon Harris is currently up to 32 written scholarship offers and while a decision is not expected for several months, he is getting ready to pick five schools that he will take official visit to and one of those could be Oklahoma. Harris spoke to us recently about the Sooners and what he's looking for in a school.

Brandon Harris did it all for Booker T. Washington High School as a junior, contributing heavily in all three facets of the game. From his wide receiver position he caught 38 passes for 705 yards and 13 touchdowns and also added three touchdowns on kick returns on special teams. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder is a natural cornerback however, and made 42 tackles and four sacks from that position last season while also intercepting six passes, two of which he returned for scores.

"Right now I am giving everyone a fair shot and have the schools on the same level, but over the next two or three weeks my family and I are going to sit down and figure out which programs I will visit officially," Harris explained. "Oklahoma is definitely in the running to be one of those visits and I plan to take all five of them and then decide in November at the earliest."

Harris camped at Miami, Florida and Rutgers this season and took part in many 7-on-7 passing tournaments, however he has yet to make the trip to Norman to become more familiar with the Sooner program. He has however done some research on what they bring to the table and talked about his findings with us.

"I have heard that Oklahoma is a great school and they are definitely one of my top choices right now as both I and my family have them up there near the top of the list," Harris stated. "I saw that their defense is always in the top ten, that they sent a few players to the NFL this year and that their head coach really likes to work with the defensive backs which is obviously beneficial for me. I also know that the fan support there is huge which is very important."

"My recruiter is Coach (Bobby Jack) Wright and he is a real nice guy," Harris added. "He came down to visit me in the spring and when we have been allowed to talk on the phone he has always been sure to get in contact with me. I like that Oklahoma has a great coaching staff and have heard that they are not only great with their players, but know how to prepare them to get into the NFL. I think the most important thing to me in making my decision is my relationship with the coaching staff and whether or not I feel like I can and will get support from them if I ever need anything. I obviously also want to go to a program that is competing for a national championship on a yearly basis, which it seems like Oklahoma does. When I looked at them as a school I did not really get into individual players as much as the general information about the program, so I cannot cite certain people I know about, but I have seen that they have had some great ones there."

Harris benches 230 pounds, squats 315 and power cleans 225. He also reports a 3.68 core GPA, an 880 SAT and a 20 ACT.

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