Sherrod Harris: 'It's not serious'

An injury will sideline Arlington Bowie HS QB and Longhorn commitment Sherrod Harris for a few weeks. He discussed the injury with Inside Texas.

"I have a hernia," Sherrod Harris told Inside Texas Wednesday. "It happened about two weeks ago and being stupid, I figured it was just a strain. I'll be back up to full speed in 2-6 weeks."

UT's lone QB pledge for Signing Day '06 informed Texas Head Coach Mack Brown of the injury. "I called Coach Brown today," he said. "He just told me to take it easy and was just wondering when the surgery was going to take place. Currently, we aren't sure when the surgery will be. I just told them I'm going to get through this and keep working hard."

Harris re-affirmed his commitment to Texas by saying he believes his only official visit will be to the Austin Campus. "I haven't had any other contact with schools," he said. "Texas is the only school I'm interested in and will be my only official visit at this time."

Prior to the injury, Harris had been hard at work getting ready for the upcoming season. "I've been lifting weights a lot," he said. "I've been throwing everyday and getting together with my receivers so we can get prepared for this upcoming season." Sherrod was up to a bench press max of 360 before the injury occurred. That's an increase of 60 pounds since the beginning of the 2004 season.

Sherrod's goal for this upcoming season? "I just want to win, stats don't matter a bit to me," he said.

Harris stresses academic success and currently knows what he wants to major in. "I want to major in International Business," he said. "I'm working on learning Spanish right now and I want to learn French and Russian as well. This will open up more job opportunities for me."

Sherrod was able to sum up his commitment to Texas in one short sentence. "The unity at Texas was a big draw for me; it just felt like home."

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