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.
— Derrick Harris Jr (@yaahboidj) August 3, 2019Advertisement
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.
PLAYER POS. HIGH SCHOOL STARS COMMITMENT DATE
Lake McRee TE Lake Travis 3 July 9
Jalen Milroe QB Katy Tomkins 4 July 21
Hayden Conner OT Katy Taylor 4 July 23
Juan Davis WR/TE Everman 3 July 26
Billy Bowman ATH Denton Ryan 4 July 31
Derrick Harris Jr. OLB New Caney 4 Aug. 3
Ja'Tavion Sanders ATH Denton Ryan 4 Sept. 8
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