Harris Emerging as a Top Flight Receiver

The Naaman Forest football squad has established a presence as one of the top teams in the DFW, and now they are starting to churn out major prospects at an alarming rate as well. The class of 2009 features two legitimate Texas Top 100 talents in Terrence Bullitt and Jonathon Miller, and now John Harris has emerged as one of the very best in 2010.

John Harris, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound wide receiver from Naaman Forest High in Garland, Texas was easily one of the most impressive underclassmen at the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine in Dallas, and since that time he has been receiving a major interest.

"It has been going good," Harris said of his spring/summer. "I went down to Texas for a camp. I enjoyed it down there. It was nice. I am supposed to be going to Texas Tech here pretty soon for an unofficial visit."

Harris has emerged as one of the most feared receivers in the state, and he believes his ability to make the big play is probably his biggest asset.

"My aggressiveness towards the ball," Harris responded when asked about his strengths on the field. "When the ball is in the air I feel like it is mine and I am going to go up and get it no matter what."

Harris grew up dreaming of playing running back, so it is easy to see why Dallas Cowboy great Emmitt Smith was his childhood idol, but he was also paying close attention to another player as well.

"I would have to say that after I started playing receiver I was a big fan of Jerry Rice. I was watching TV one day and he said that he went back and watched his big plays on tape, but always looked at how he could make them even better."

Harris' friend and teammate, Jonathon Miller, has made a commitment to play at Oklahoma, and that is a school that he has a strong interest in as well.

"I talk to Miller about it sometimes, but we do not talk about it too much, but it is a school that I will be strongly considering."

"I like LSU, but I have not heard from them much. Kansas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State are all schools I am interested in. I like the Big 12 conference."

Harris was named District 10-5A Sophomore of the year in 2007.

Sooners Illustrated will be covering one of Harris' and Miller's games during the Seven-on-Seven State Tournament on Friday.

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