De’Jon Harris went to Fayetteville, Ark. with two goals. At least one of them was actualized.
Last week, Harris told SEC Country he needed to figure out whether he could spend the next three or four years at Arkansas.
After making his official visit there, there was no doubt left in the three-star inside linebacker’s mind.
“I can say 100 percent,” Harris said of his commitment to Arkansas. “It’s been so long, but I try to stay open minded.”
Harris spent a large portion of the weekend exploring the town and meeting with his future teammates.
The 6-foot, 238-pound linebacker reported nothing but positive reactions from his time with the team.
“It was great,” Harris said. “I saw the town, the facilities and I met with the rest of the staff. I got to hang out with a lot of guys on the team, and it felt better than ever.”
Wide receivers coach Michael Smith and defensive coordinator Robb Smith spent much of the weekend in Harris’ ear, detailing what exactly the future holds for him.
Early playing time was among the topics discussed by the prospect and his potential future coaches, and it had Harris chomping at the bit to arrive at Arkansas.
“Coach Mike Smith told me ‘Thanks for coming’ and ‘Let’s get the other recruits like Kris (Fulton)’,” Harris explained. “Coach Smith and (linebackers coach Vernon) Hargreaves told me that early playing time will be ready, and just some talking ball.
“I’m very excited. It’s all right there in front of me, If I want to do it, and I do.”
Harris previously took an official visit to Colorado. He is still planning on taking his final official visit to Alabama this weekend.
He would not completely close on the door on the Tide’s chances either.
“I’m still solid (with Arkansas). Nothing changed my mind,” Harris said. “But I’m still going to visit ‘Bama.”
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