Lamar Harris: Another Gilmer Standout

Gilmer High School in Texas has been churning out high level Division I prospects for quite some time. Corner back Curtis Brown already committed to the Texas Longhorns earlier this year. However, Gilmer's junior class may be even better than this year's group.

Lamar Harris is an impact player for the Gilmer Buckeyes and joins Justin Johnson and David Snow to make up the core of an extremely talented junior class.

Harris is an incredibly versatile athlete with the ability to make an impact from both sides of the ball. He is being recruited to play corner at several schools and wide receiver at others. The Baylor Bears have already offered Harris a scholarship and just about every other major programs has their eye on this kid.

Harris singled out five schools that he would like to play for on the next level. His list included Texas, Baylor, Miami, LSU and Oklahoma State.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Harris runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. He earned Newcomer of the Year honors for his performance on the defensive side on the ball as a sophomore. As a junior, he has 32 catches for 600 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense combined with 13 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception return for a touchdown on defense.

Harris was a busy kid this summer. He attended three different football camps.

"I went to the Oklahoma camp. I went to Rice. I went to the Texas camp too," Harris said.

"I liked it. There was a lot of competition there. That is what I liked about it," Harris stated about the Texas camp.

He has also been on campus at several football games this fall. He got to talk to several of the Texas coaches and players at the Ohio State game.

"I went to the Baylor and TCU game and the Texas and Ohio State game," Harris said. "I got to talk to Eddie Jones, Limas Sweed, Michael Griffin, Aaron Ross and Tarell Brown. I also talked to Coach Rucker and Coach Brown."

"The atmosphere was amazing. It made me feel like I wanted to play there. It just made me feel like I wanted to play football," Harris said.

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