New Caney outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. has pledged to Texas' 2021 recruiting class. (Mike Craven/American-Statesman)

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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. 

Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23 (2019)
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26 (2019)
Derrick Harris Jr.DENew Caney4Aug. 3 (2019)
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan5Sept. 8 (2019)
Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial4May 2
Morice BlackwellOLBArlington Martin4May 10
Jonathon BrooksRBHallettsville3May 15
Casey CainWRWarren Easton (La.)3May 15
Isaac PearsonPProKick AustrailiaNRMay 29
Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball4June 15
JD CoffeySKennedale4June 15
Jamier JohnsonCBJohn Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)4July 3
Gunnar HelmTECherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)3July 27
Michael MyslinskiCBishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)3Aug. 6
Jaden AlexisWRMonarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)3Aug. 8
Charles WrightQBAustin3Aug. 22
Max MerrilOTStrake Jesuit3Sept. 25
Terrence CooksOLBAlvin Shadow Creek4Nov. 14
Byron Murphy IIDTDeSoto3Nov. 18

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