Harris: Excited To Bring Title Back To Texas

The Texas Longhorns picked up two surprising commitments last week from in-state prospects Ian Harris and James Kirkendoll. Both kids quickly decommitted from their respective schools when Texas extended an offer. Harris and Kirkendoll were in Austin over the weekend to take their official visits. San Antonio Churchill product Harris talked about his trip to the 40 Acres.

"It went excellent. I got a chance to eat and meet with the coaches," Ian Harris told Inside Texas. "I mainly talked to (Tight Ends) Coach (Bruce) Chambers and Coach (Mack) Brown about how they were going to use me in the future."

"As you know, Texas is bringing in another tight end in Blaine Irby. They were explaining how they were going to use us in a similar style to how they used David Thomas and Bo Scaife in the past," Harris said. "They want to give us a chance to get vertical and attack smaller defensive backs. I am looking forward to it."

Harris was hosted by redshirt freshman quarterback Sherrod Harris. Sherrod showed Ian around the city and answered any questions he had about the transition from high school to college.

"Actually, I just got paired up with my host Sherrod Harris," Harris said. "He showed me around. He was a cool guy. He reminds me a lot of myself and my friends back home. We just hung out and played a little NCAA football. He answered any questions about coming in and adjusting from high school. He showed me a little bit of the city. I got a feel for living in Austin."

Harris also got an opportunity to hang out with fellow Texas commit James Kirkendoll throughout the entire visit.

"He was with me during the whole thing. We got to eat and talk to the coaches together," Harris said. "With both of us making a switch, it was exciting to get down there together. He is a real cool guy, and I am looking forward to playing with him in the future."

Harris had already seen much of the campus in Austin when he attended a Longhorn Junior Day last year. However, he did get the opportunity to check out something that is very important to him, academics.

"I got a chance to look at their journalism school. That is what I want to major in and the main thing I wanted to look at," Harris said. "I was already familiar with everything else from when I went to their Junior Day a while back."

One thing is for sure, Harris is definitely excited about being a Texas Longhorn.

"I’m really excited about getting down there and hopefully bringing the national championship back where it needs to be," Harris said.

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