Defensive line is always at a premium and that is why Ra’Shon Harris (6-5, 285, 4.9) from Pittsburg, Calif., is one of the most sought after prospects on the West Coast. Harris made his trip to Oregon but he did not commit.
“Oregon was cool,” Harris said. “I had a great time.”
“It was kind of funny going on a trip with guys that you played against or guys you already knew,” Harris said.
Even though Harris had a great time and liked everything that Oregon had to offer, he didn’t commit.
“I didn’t commit to Oregon because I have two visits left and I told all my schools that I would check all them out fairly before I decide,” Harris said. “I gave those schools my word.”
“All I have is my word,” Harris said. “My word means a lot to me.”
How about that for integrity? It is refreshing to see.
Harris travels to Washington this coming weekend January 16th and Oregon State on January 23rd.
Harris played on a team that ended up 10-2-1 in 2003 and the two losses came at the hands of Concord (Calif.) De La Salle who is currently on a 151 game winning streak.
On the season Harris accounted for 25 tackles for loss, 22 tipped passes, 14 ½ sacks, two fumbles caused and one fumble recovery that Harris rambled for 45 yards before being stopped.
Harris was selected all-area for his senior season performance.
Besides Oregon, Harris has already visited Washington State and Arizona State.
“I want to grow as a man,” Harris said. “That is why I’m going away for school.”
“I know Cal is a great school and a great program but for growth purposes I want to get away from home,” Harris said.
“I am very open right now,” Harris said. “I need to take all my visits then I will be able to make an intelligent decision.”
“The town of Pullman evolves around the schools and football,” Harris said. “The players were real cool, my host was Sammy Moore.”
“My Mom went with me to ASU,” Harris said. “We were impressed with the way they stressed academics.”
“Of course, everyone who gets a scholarship to a D-I school wants to get to the league,” Harris said. “But just in case it doesn’t work out, you better get a good education.”