Sherrod Harris: 'I was ready to get it done'

The Longhorns have QB prospects Mitch Mustain and Sherrod Harris at the top of their target list. This past weekend, they closed the deal on Arlington Bowie's Harris, who goes 6-2, 210 pounds per He talks about his commitment to the Texas program, among other things.

Sherrod Harris, while hanging out with future Texas teammates Brian Orakpo, Nate Jones and Ryan Palmer, explained why he gave Texas his verbal commitment: "Just made me feel like those are the guys I want to spend the next 4-5-6 years with. Also, being just three hours away from home and the (UT) coaches being so kind made it an easy decision."

Some wondered if the Arlington Bowie field general was waiting on Springdale, Ark. QB Mitch Mustain's decision, but Harris quickly dismissed that thought. "I like that kind of talk," he said. "It makes me want to work harder. The reason I waited to commit was more because I was hoping to get attention for my teammates in the evaluation period. And with that being over, there is nothing more that I could do for my teammates, so I was ready to get it done."

Harris, who sports a 4.0 GPA and a 1310 SAT, brings classroom smarts to the table as well as a state Top 30 recruiting ranking.

"Right now, I'm benching about 340, my squat is about 520 and my power clean would probably be somewhere around 270," Harris said.

Kid is smart, strong and athletic.

"I knew you'd like that dunk I put on the highlight film," Harris kidded.

Folks, on Harris' highlight tape, which will be available to subscribers soon, the kid goes up in the air, takes the ball through his legs and then proceeds to throw it down, slam-dunk style. No doubt, an exhibition of the type of athleticism he brings to this UT recruiting class.

So will he redshirt?

Does he have a preference?

"I actually think I want to redshirt so I can get stronger, get faster, get a year under my belt," said the projected 4-star prospect.

Now that he has ended the suspense, will he shift his attention from decision-making to recruiting other prospects to Texas? "Have you seen the class they're bringing in this year?" Harris quipped. "I don't think they need my help. Texas is doing perfectly fine on their own."

Longhorn fans hoping to grab some depth to go along with last year's lone QB signee Colt McCoy can now breather a little easier. Better yet, Orangebloods can be excited about landing a leader, not to mention a wonderful person who should be a strong presence in the UT locker room, in voluntary workouts and on the practice fields as he develops and fights his way up the depth chart.

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