Harris talks USC coaching change

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw athlete Ajene Harris discusses his commitment to USC following the recent coaching change for the Trojan program.

LA City Section Championships wrapped up Friday night with Crenshaw taking the win over Narbonne 20-13. Lots of penalties from Narbonne and three safeties that really cost them the game.

Afterward, USC commit Uchenna Nwosu was in tears following their loss and was too emotional to speak.

Crenshaw QB/DB Ajene Harris was able to talk, however, and made a few comments about the USC coaching change. He says Ed Orgeron was a great coach and he wishes him the best, and doesn't know enough about the situation to give his opinion on his resignation.

"I wouldn't know what to say about that, I haven't been around that much," said Harris. "But Coach O is a good coach, I'm sure Sarkisian is a great coach also, so no matter who the coach is, when I get over there, I just want to compete and be able to make big plays."

Harris said despite the change, he is still as dedicated as ever to the Trojan family.

"I'm fully committed to USC. I would never change my commitment," said Harris. "It's always been my dream school and when I'm around the games and around the players, I just know I feel comfortable there."

Harris said he's never talked with Steve Sarkisian or any of his new staff members before and was not recruited by him.

"No I haven't met him or nothing yet. They didn't recruit me for Washington. Only [USC receivers coach] Tee Martin has recruited me," said Harris.

Harris has delt with Martin during his recruiting process and Martin was there last night at the game filming highlights of him. Martin was joined last night by two new additions to Sarkisian's coaching staff: Peter Sirmon and Keith Heyward. Harris says that having Martin on the new coaching staff makes him feel more at home in the new program.

It makes me feel good that one of the coaches is still there, so hopefully I go over there and feel comfortable.

Still no official dates set up for Harris, but he says he is dead set on his commitment to USC and is not looking anywhere else.

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