Naaman Forest WR has Texas Junior Day Invite

Garland Naaman Forest's John Harris is one of more heavily sought receivers in the 2010 class. The 6-3, 195-pound pass catcher already has a trio of offers in hand with more on the way. He has also been invited to several junior days.

Garland Naaman Forest receiver John Harris has been a target of college programs for over a year after putting together a terrific sophomore campaign in 2007 catching 45 passes for 847 yards and nine touchdowns good for 10-5A offensive sophomore of the year honors.

Harris backed up his eye opening first season on varsity with another productive year as a junior hauling in 42 passes for 584 yards and seven touchdowns as a marked man.

College programs have responded to the continued production and playmaking by Harris with offers and junior day invites. The 6-3, 195-pound long armed receiver says three schools have offered and three others have extended junior day invites that have his full attention.

"I've been offered by Arizona, Arkansas and Texas Tech," said Harris. "I've been invited to a few junior days. I've been invited to Texas in February (February 8th), Oklahoma January 24 and LSU on January 31," added Harris.

In addition to the six programs that have offered or extended junior day invitations, two other programs make up the early list of the Dallas area star. Harris knows what he is looking for in a college, but thinks it will be very tough to pick one.

"I'd say my list is Texas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, LSU, Florida and Oklahoma State. It will be very tough to pick one when I make a decision. I'm looking for a good coaching staff and a place that feels like family. Somewhere I know I'll be comfortable all the time," Harris said.

With offers on the table and more on the way, a timetable for a decision is something Harris is taking a look at. At this point, he's undecided.

"I'm thinking about making an early commitment. I could also just wait. I'm just going to see what happens and how I feel after visiting schools," Harris said.

Harris has earned a reputation as a receiver that can go up and get the football in a crowd. While that strength is obvious on Friday nights, the talented junior is focused on improving in a couple of key areas.

"My strength is my ability to go get the ball when it's in the air. I want to improve my footwork off the line of scrimmage and get stronger. That is where I can improve," Harris said.

Harris is currently averaging 10 points and seven rebounds on the hardwood for Naaman Forest, who is 9-9 on the season.


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