Harrison ready for the next level

Contra Costa (Calif.) cornerback Dominique Harrison is ready for the next level. In a little over a month, his junior college career will be over and he will be on his way to the University of Oregon, where he hopes to make an impact as early as next spring.

But before that he has to finish out his season. With three games left, he's already put together a solid season, helping the Comets to a 6-2 record.

"So far this season, I have three interceptions, 14 pass breakups and 23 tackles," Harrison said. "What I've really been working on this season, is being very versatile and playing more than one position."

In addition to playing cornerback, Harrison has also played a little free safety. He said his biggest adjustment this season has been guarding the slot wide receiver position more, but that education has allowed him work harder on other aspects of his game that will help him develop into a better all-around player.

"I'm pretty satisfied," Harrison said. "Mainly I was working on my tackling. That's what I was focusing on this season and I'm just getting better each day."

Harrison is already looking forward to demonstrating what he's learned to the coaching staff when he leaves for Eugene next month. He keeps in regular contact with secondary coach John Neal and defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti on a regular basis and said they're just as eager to see him play.

With his early arrival, Harrison wants to take advantage of the extra time as much as possible.

"I think it's going to benefit me by learning the system and having an opportunity to go out there on the field and make plays," Harrison said.

Harrison has also been keeping tabs on Oregon's season and hasn't been shocked in the least at the 8-0 record they have put together.

"The way that they've been carrying out this season, it's been everything that I predicted," Harrison said. "It's a good thing and I'm happy for what they're doing. I'm looking forward to (the Stanford game)."

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