Harris takes in USC victory

Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive tackle Da'John Harris (6-4, 255) was in attendance on Saturday when USC hosted Washington.

Harris has long been favoring USC but he had taken an unofficial visit to Washington earlier in the year and the Huskies had been heavily recruiting his teammate, receiver Anthony Boyles. Harris, though, said that while he was impressed with Washington, it wasn't enough to move them into his top five.

"It opened my eyes to Washington and showed that they can play with anyone," said Harris. "My top five is still USC, Michigan, Miami, Oregon and Nebraska."

It was the second time Harris had seen USC play a team he was being recruited by, having gone to their home opener against Nebraska last month. Still, most of his attention was focused on the Trojans.

"I know they could have done better, but they are still a real good team," said Harris. "I enjoyed being there on Saturday. It was a lot of fun."

Harris has taken an official visit to Michigan, the lone trip he's been on officially, and said he was still in the process of setting up the remaining visits. USC is his only other scheduled trip, and he'll be there when they host Notre Dame.

"I'm going to take all five trips," said Harris. "I'll decide after them. I don't have a leader though."

Still, USC appears to be the favorite for Harris.

"I like USC a lot and they've been recruiting me real hard," said Harris.

Harris said that some schools are talking to him about playing defensive end, though he prefers defensive tackle. He's also ascended to the top-ranked tackle position in the West and that included getting a fifth star.

"I'm real happy to be five stars now," said Harris.

Harris said he would be taking the SAT for the second time in November.


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