Harris Pulls the Trigger

Much like the 2007 season a player from Lawton MacArthur High went from a virtual unknown to an Oklahoma Sooner commitment overnight. As reported yesterday Javon Harris did indeed pick up an official offer from the Sooners this afternoon and then he committed on the spot.

It only took Javon Harris, a 6-foot-0, 190-pound safety from Lawton MacArthur High in Okla., a matter of minutes before he pulled the trigger on his commitment.

"It was good and liked it a whole lot," Harris informed. "I got the offer and went ahead and committed to OU. It was pretty good. I looked kind of past football for my education. Everything there education wise was cool. I liked everything I saw."

Harris had a feeling that he was going to possibly get an offer heading in to the visit, but he admits that it was one of his best life experiences when he was informed hat he was going to receive a full ride to play for the Sooners.

"I got kind of excited," Harris said when he received the offer. "I was real happy about it. Bob Stoops was the one who actually offered me/ Like I told you when we talked last night I never thought I was going to get that type of offer."

"They told me and after they told me that I had the opportunity to play they kind of sold me in."

Harris racked up 92 tackles and five interceptions on defense and over 1,000 total yards and 13 touchdowns on offense for the Highlanders as a junior in 2007.

He will most likely play both ways again next season, but his future on the college level will most likely be in the defensive backfield, but he will do whatever it takes to help the team.

"Strong safety is what they told me, but any position they tell me to play I will play," Harris said. "That is what type of athlete I am and what kind of person I am."

Harris father went with him on the trip and he was almost as pumped up as Harris to see that his son was going to get to play ball for OU.

"My family liked it and they were all real excited. They would have been behind me anyway that I decided. My dad probably felt more excited than I did," Harris said with a laugh.

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