Schertz Clemens' Harris favors Aggies early

Schertz Clemens High School is already home to one top junior in defensive back Zachary Winbush, but another junior is finding his way onto the scene. Stanley Harris is moving from wide receiver to defense and while he is still learning the position, there is no denying his talent.

For someone who has never played defensive back before, Schertz Clemens' Stanley Harris sure makes playing in the secondary look pretty easy.

Harris is a very smooth athlete who saw a lot of action for Clemens as a sophomore in one of the toughest Class 4A district's in Texas as both a quarterback and as a receiver. But this past spring the 6-foot-2-inch, 180 pound Harris began working at safety and has looked good since he made the transition.

Harris was one of the biggest reasons why Clemens was able to recently advance to the 7-on-7 State Tournament in College Station for the first time ever and for Harris more live action at safety against some top notch competition will only help him get better.

"This is something new for me because I've never played in the secondary before," Harris said on the 7-on-7 experience. "I'm just trying to breakup a lot of passes and do the best I can and do what I can do."

Harris did break up his share of passes and intercepted a few as well at the tournament and showed to very good instincts and an outstanding ability to make a play on the ball.

In addition to working at a new position in the offseason Harris was also hard at work getting bigger, stronger, and faster as he and his teammates are looking to help Clemens get back to the playoffs after the Buffaloes finished 5-5 in 2007 and missed the postseason.

"It went real good for me because I put a lot into it," Harris said of the offseason program. "I really felt like I did my best because I want to be ready for the season."

The Buffaloes were realigned into another tough district as the new 27-4A features cross town rival Cibolo Steele, who made the postseason last year, along with defending 27-4A champion Kerrville Tivy and a 5A playoff team in San Marcos. Harris says that the Buffaloes hung their heads when things started to south at midseason, but with returning talent like Rice commit Charles Ross and Texas A&M pledge Sean Porter, Harris does not think history will repeat itself this fall.

"We have a hard district in Class 4A but we are trying to make the playoffs," said Harris. "Last year we didn't make it because we kind of got down on ourselves at the end of the year bur we will be there this year."

Harris lists LSU, Ohio State, Texas, and West Virginia as his early favorites but the rising junior says there is one school that has caught his eye in a big way.

"Texas A&M," Harris said with a smile. "I would really like to go there."

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