Hutto's Dajon Harrison starred at wide receiver in high school, and likely will get a look at slot receiver at Texas. But he's also an intriguing prospect on defense, too. (Stephen Spillman/For Statesman)

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Meet the Longhorns: Texas hopes it’s signed lightning in a bottle with Hutto’s Dajon Harrison

Posted December 18th, 2019


Dajon Harrison, wide receiver, Hutto

FYI: 3-stars; 5-10/170; No. 119th-ranked WR

State ranking: 102nd

Committed: Nov. 5


What he brings to Texas’ table: “Athlete” is the best way to describe Harrison. He’s simply an electric football player with massive potential at multiple positions.

He’s a stash-and-save player the Longhorns can use after a year or two of development at a specific position. His quickest way to reach the field is likely at slot receiver, but his combination of quickness and ball skills make him an intriguing prospect at cornerback or nickel back, too.

“Dajon has been a very steady player for us this year,” said Hutto head coach Brad LaPlante. “He is absolutely electric with the ball in his hands. The best part is that he hasn’t reached his fullest potential and is still improving parts of his game.”

Harrison is great after the catch and in the return game. He’s also known for his physicality as a blocker, which the Texas staff will love. Harrison’s route to playing time likely depends on his long-term position. He could be a D’Shawn Jamison type of prospect who gets a shot on both sides of the football.

Jamison worked his way into the offense as a freshman and is now back at corner in his second year. Harrison might get the same opportunity in limited packages offensively as a freshman, even if Texas believes his long-term future is on defense. Texas loves slot receivers and Devin Duvernay is moving on.

He said it: “Texas thinks I can play anywhere on the field, and I think so, too. Texas was always a dream school of mine. I love what they have going and they put people in the league. That’s what I’m looking for.” — Harrison

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A list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
Hudson CardQBLake Travis4May 25 (2018)
Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor4Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake MajorsOGProsper4Jan. 24
Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves4Feb. 17
Jaden HullabyATHBishop Dunne3March 30
Ja'Quinden JacksonQB/ATHDuncanville4June 3
Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler4June 21
Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park4July 9
Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge4July 17
Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll3July 24
Bijan RobinsonRBSalpointe Catholic (Ariz.)5Aug. 2
Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin4Aug. 11
Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek4Aug. 16
Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin4Sept. 20
Dajon HarrisonATHHutto3Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-WelchDTLongview3Dec. 15
Jaylan FordOLBFrisco Lone Star3Dec. 19
Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage4Feb. 4

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