Trinity Valley DE is a terror off the edge

One of the top JUCO pass-rushers in the country this year promises to be Trinity Valley DE Brandon Harris (6-3, 250). He can be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 or put his hand down in a 4-3 scheme, but either way, quarterbacks need to be on red alert when he's on the field. spoke with the talented pass-rusher recently and he updated us on his offer list...

"I have 12 offers right now and a lot more schools are close to offering me," Harris told earlier this week. "I've got offers from Texas Tech, TCU, Pittsburgh, UAB, Marshall, Iowa State, Kansas State, UTEP, Southern Miss, Missouri, Ohio and Houston and there's a bunch of SEC schools and Big 12 and Conference USA schools who like me a lot and are close to offering me too."

Harris prepped at Paris (Tx.) High School, but didn't finish his senior season due to some off-field issues. He signed with Stephen F. Austin and planned to continue his football career there, but decided shortly after arriving that he wanted to play D-1 football.

"TVC has a great program here and I liked the coaches a lot," Harris said. "I felt like if I did well here, I'd have a great chance at going D-1 and I also have gotten my academics where they need to be."

As a freshman last fall, Harris totaled 21 tackles and finished fourth in the conference with six sacks.

"I told my coaches, I want to break the sack-record for a season this year," Harris said. "That is 13, so I have to get off to a fast start and I think I have a great chance of getting that done.

"I'm a pure pass-rusher. I've always been able to get to the quarterback, so this summer I really worked on my run-stopping. I learned my keys better and how to read the set of a tackle and making sure I got stronger too. I did it all and I feel like this is going to be a big season for me."

In addition to his ideal size and instincts, Harris also has outstanding speed, posting a 4.5 forty time this summer.

"I have a quick first step and that helps me a lot, but I have moves too," Harris said. "Basically, I like causing problems for the offense and feel like if I can do that on a regular basis, that will help our team win games."

Harris is on pace to graduate next May and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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