Texas A&M flirts a little with Arkansas commit
MARRERO, La. — De’Jon Harris is a hard Arkansas commit, but the Razorbacks aren’t the only SEC school taking notice to one of Louisiana’s most lethal two-way stars.
Texas A&M has as well.
The Aggies have not offered Harris, a 3-star linebacker who also plays quarterback. He’s the No. 44 player in Louisiana in 2016, and the Aggies have been in contact with teammate Michael Divinity, an LSU commit, about Harris.
As Harris awaits an offer, he said he’s intrigued by Texas A&M and the success the team is having.
“They said they would give me a call and talk to the coaching staff about an offer, but I don’t worry about it. If they don’t offer, then they don’t offer,” Harris said.
“I looked at it (Texas A&M) and the success they’re having. But no, I’m still solid with Arkansas.”
As he awaits an offer, Harris seems resolute in his current situation.
However, he admits he’d fully consider Texas A&M, just as he does all of the other schools making a push for him, which includes Oregon, Cal and Colorado.
“If they offer, I’ll check them out just like the other schools that have offered me,” Harris said.
Harris plans to watch the Razorbacks in person each of the next two Saturdays, so long that John Ehret’s (La.) playoff schedule works out according to plan.
First up, Harris will head up to LSU for the Arkansas game this Saturday. The linebacker is anxious to see how the Arkansas defense holds up against Heisman Trophy hopeful Leonard Fournette and his former John Ehret teammate, Darrel Williams.
“I have plans to go the game and see how they contain Leonard Fournette,” Harris said with a smile. “I think they can do a good job at it. They have a lot of players and they have a shot at it.”
If Ehret advances to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs, Harris will drive from the second game — likely against Ouachita Parish in Monroe, La. — to Fayetteville, Ark. for the Mississippi State game to take his official visit.
“I moved my visit to next Saturday,” Harris said. “If we win, we’ll likely go to Ouachita Parish. I’ll drive out there from the game and go up there.”