Texas Camp a Hit with Harris

Garland Naaman Forest senior to be John Harris was one of more than 15 Texas commits on hand Sunday for the Texas Longhorns first mini-camp. The 6-3, 200-pounder got the chance to catch passes from Connor Wood and Case McCoy as well as go up against a good friend. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Harris about his experience.

John Harris will make the move to quarterback for his senior season at Naaman Forest, so the 6-3, 200-pound receiver prospect was very excited about playing receiver on Sunday. The Longhorns first mini-camp was a chance for the Garland area standout to test his abilities against top-notch defensive backs as well as catch passes from quarterbacks Connor Wood and Case McCoy.

The day started with a short speech from head coach Mack Brown before getting into drill work.

"It was good," said Harris. "We (commits) went in and talked to Coach Brown for a while. He told us that today was about having fun. After that, we went to the field and went through some drills. We ate lunch after and came back for some one-on-one's."

Harris, who considered offers from Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Arizona and Arkansas among others before picking Texas, said he got to match-up with a friend on Sunday as well as spend time with fellow receiver prospects.

"It was fun, but competitive in one-on-one's. I went up against Adrian Phillips a lot. We both had success and have know each other for a long time. We are in the same school district, so we know each other's games. He's real physical and I'm physical, so it was a good match-up. I talked with Darius Terrell and Darius White a lot. Darius White's a good receiver. We talked to Darius (White) about coming to Texas," Harris said.

Another highlight of the day was running routes and catching passes from Longhorn quarterback commits Connor Wood and Case McCoy. He said both were very accurate.

"They both have real good accuracy. Both of them can get the ball where it needs to be. Connor can get the ball out there. He can throw a good deep ball. I wasn't expecting that. We ran a lot of deep post, curls, comebacks and fade routes," Harris said.

As is the case with prospects when attending camps, Harris looked for little things to improve on.

"I like to run the fade, comeback and slant. I feel like I can improve on every route and get better in every area. It was good to go up against good competition to see where I can improve. I'm going to be playing quarterback this year, so I have to improve over the summer," Harris said.


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