New Caney outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. is a member of the Next 25. (Mike Craven)

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Four-star 2021 outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledges to Longhorns

Posted August 3rd, 2019


Texas’ continued recruiting assault in the 2021 cycle continued Saturday when four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-2.5, 215-product of New Caney High School was the District 9-5A Division I Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore after recording 83 tackles, including 21.5 behind the line of scrimmage, and 4.5 sacks. 

Harris is the seventh commitment for Texas in the 2021 cycle. He’s the first linebacker to pledge. Harris is ranked No. 17 on the 2021 Next 25. He’s the 14th-ranked outside linebacker in the 247Sports composite rankings. Texas’ 2021 class ranks second in the nation, trailing only Miami. 

Lake McReeTELake Travis3July 9
Jalen MilroeQBKaty Tomkins4July 21
Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26
Billy BowmanATHDenton Ryan4July 31
Derrick Harris Jr.OLBNew Caney4Aug. 3
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan4Sept. 8

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