Harris: "Everything about OU was Right"

At this moment Oklahoma has 10 commitments for the class of 2009, and the Sooners have already managed to pull in what many pundits would call a solid class. One of the key players in the bunch is Lawton Oklahoma defensive back Javon Harris. Scout.com talked with Harris as he reflects back on the day he made his commitment to the Sooner program.

When it came to recruiting, Lawton (OK) defensive back Javon Harris was not sure how things were going to go. After picking up offers from Tulsa and Kansas State, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Harris was unaware of what would happen next.

Then, the big one came.

"I committed to Oklahoma on April 2nd when I went down there for a visit," Harris said. "I had already been to K-State and Tulsa. I really didn't think I was going to get any big looks from schools like Oklahoma."

So when the opportunity came, Harris took it. Several factors came into play as to why the Sooners got the pledge from the Oklahoma defensive back.

Of course, one thing stood out amongst the rest.

"Really, everything about OU was right," Harris said. "I like the academics so that I can have something to help me out after football. But there is a lot of tradition, a winning tradition. I wanted to go somewhere where I could play with the best and be the best. Because I am a winner."

Now with the commitment out of the way he keeps constant contact with the Sooner coaching staff.

"I talked with coach (Booby Jack) Wright every week and we talk about a few things," Harris said. "Mainly he asks me about how track and school is going. He told me they (Sooner coaching staff) are really glad they got me."

At the moment, Oklahoma has 10 commitments. Harris said that he doesn't talk with them too much by phone, but he does speak with them at the camps and combines when he sees them, and he said they all get along fine. 

"I see some of the guys when we go to different places like combines," Harris said. "Recently, I talked with Terry Franklin and Jonathan Miller, and I talked with Jayden Bird at the (Oklahoma) spring game. They all seem pretty cool."

On occasion, Harris even bumps into athletes who are targets of the program.

"I talked to David Gordon and Gabe Lynn as well," Harris said. "I think OU is looking at them also. They are pretty cool as well."

Harris finished his junior season with solid numbers on both sides of the ball. On defense, he had 96 tackles, four interceptions, five sacks, four pass break-ups, and 12 quarterback hurries.

Offensively, he had 466 yards rushing and 786 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns.

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