Harris Talks OU Visit, Future

Javon Harris' prep season just ended, but don't look for him to be out of football for long, because he will be enrolling at Oklahoma in January to get a head start on his college career.

Javon Harris, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety and his Lawton Mac teammates had a good run this season, but they fell short of the State Championship game when they were eliminated from the playoffs by Carl Albert.

"We lost yesterday, but I guess am cool," Harris said.

"I do not know what my stats are exactly. I spent a lot of time on offense and I had a great year running the ball. Teams were running away from me on defense a lot, but I was still disappointed that I did not get 100 tackles."

Harris will not have much time off as he will be graduating high school early and enrolling at OU in January.

"I am graduating early, so once I finish I will be up there early," Harris informed.

With Lendy Holmes and Nic Harris playing their last couple of games in the crimson and cream there will be an opportunity for Harris to get a look at some early playing time.

"That is a lot of reason that I committed early," Harris explained. "That is what Coach Wright was telling me that right off of the bat I would be able to compete for a spot."

"I don't have a problem redshirting or anything like that, but if I can play I will. I want to play off the bat, but I don't want to be sitting for three years."

Harris has been to most of the OU home games and he took his official visit during the Texas Tech game.

"I had a good time," Harris relayed. "I got to see some more stuff that I did not see before I took it. I got to see a lot of the academics and the weight rooms and where we will stay and all of that."

"I got to see the classrooms and where all of Sooners stay. It also gave me a chance to get out and see what it is like on campus."

The time on campus also gave him the opportunity to spend some time with potential future teammates.

"Kevin Brent and I chilled together a lot of the time," Harris said. "He was cool. There were two JuCo guys (Tyrece Gaines and James Carpenter) and then there was that guy Rueben Randle. He got up there late, but he was pretty cool."

Harris and Brent could see themselves playing side by side.

"That is what we were talking about a lot of the time, because we were hanging out together," Harris admitted. "He is one of the people that I would like to be playing with. We have a lot of communication, because he is cool to talk to. He is not one of those guys that you would say oh forget him because we are competing for a spot."

Harris plans to major in finance or business.


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