Lamar Harris Keeping Options Open

Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione's status is uncertain in most people's eyes. That includes Aggie commit Lamar Harris, who made an unofficial visit to Oklahoma last weekend. Sooners Illustrated caught up with Harris to talk about his visit and future.

The perceived uncertainty with the coaching situation at Texas A&M could play to Oklahoma's favor.

Lamar Harris, a three-star defensive back from Gilmer, Texas, was in Norman last weekend on an unofficial visit. He was on hand to see the Sooners defeat Missouri, 41-31.

"It was really cool," he said. "It was a great game and great atmosphere."

Harris has committed to Texas A&M, but has a newfound interest in the Sooners, who have made him an official offer.

The controversy surrounding A&M Dennis Franchione has kept him from closing the door on other suitors.

"That's really what's worrying me," he said of the Franchione situation. "So I'm pretty much keeping my options open."

Those options include OU.

"I could see myself playing there," he said.

Harris said he will "most likely" schedule an official visit to Oklahoma later this year and added he doesn't plan to visit any other school at this time.

While here, Harris said he met with coaches Bob Stoops and Josh Heupel.

He said Oklahoma is recruiting him to play in the secondary.

Harris, ranked 25th at his position, played cornerback and wide receiver at Gilmer as a junior.

As a junior, he recorded 16 tackles, picked off three passes and had two fumble recoveries. On offense, he had 42 catches for 810 yards and 16 touchdowns.

This season he's seeing more time at safety and has also seen an increased role in the Buckeye offense.

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