UA Combine: Marcell Harris Talks Texas

Top 2013 safety Marcell Harris didn't have anything to prove heading into the UnderArmour Underclassmen Combine. But that didn't stop him from making a statement.

"I'm just out here putting up good times and enjoying the competition," Harris said. "It's another level of play. People want to go against different guys from different states and get a lot of competition. You want to show scouts what you can do. That's what you come out here for."

Harris was one of the most difficult players to compete against all day, clocking a sub-4.6-second 40-yard dash on a slow surface and picking off multiple passes in drills. His athleticism — unbelievable when judged against his size — has led a number of colleges to take notice. Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, LSU and Temple have all offered the top-notch safety, and Harris said Texas was on the verge of offering.

"I really like Texas," Harris said. "They came out and looked at me in the summer and asked if I could make my way down there for a camp. When it came time for it, I just tried to go out there and show what I have. I did my best, and I was competing against a lot of talented guys."

But few 2013 players have the talent of Harris, who said he doesn't have a favorite.

"I'm interested in anyone who is interested in me," Harris said. "I just want to decide sometime before (Signing Day). I don't have any top schools right now."

But would Texas be able to pull a player from so far away? Harris said distance didn't matter.

"It's about the atmosphere, if you feel at home and how the academics are," Harris said. "Texas is great academics-wise. So it's about learning more about the area, the town and how you feel in it."

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