De’Jon Harris is no stranger to the Arkansas coaching staff.
But when Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema, linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves, defensive coordinator Robb Smith and wide receivers coach Michael Smith made a pit stop in Marrero, La. to visit the three-star linebacker, even the familiar faces humbled Harris a bit.
“When the head coach, your position coach, recruiting coach and (defensive coordinator) come out, then it had to go well,” Harris laughed.
The Arkansas coaches took in Harris’ basketball game, then the group went out to dinner.
One of the topics of discussion was the 6-foot, 238-pound linebackers’ upcoming official visit to Fayetteville, Ark. this weekend – the one Harris said he’s “extremely excited” for, but still has some orders of business to take care of.
“I have to really get that feeling seeing if I can live there for the next three or four years now,” Harris said. “I need to finish seeing the rest of the facilities (that) I didn’t see. Other than that, I’m just going to try to get Kristian (Fulton) and the gang on board.”
Fulton, the nation’s No. 2 cornerback, is accompanying Harris on the official visit. As is Fulton’s high school teammate and fellow Arkansas commit Briston Guidry, and Razorbacks linebacker target Giovanni LaFrance.
Harris has been courted by Alabama of late, and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban is expected to make an in-home visit with the linebacker before he heads out to Arkansas.
Harris is scheduled to visit Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Jan. 29, but his focus remains on his official visit this weekend first.
“I’m just making sure everything’s good and solid (with Arkansas),” Harris said. “I’m trying to get everything ready for this weekend and make sure nothing goes wrong.”
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