Harris opens things up, planning trips

Mesquite (Texas) Horn cornerback DeVante Harris seemingly came out of nowhere to have a huge camp season this past spring and summer. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound defender showed himself to be one of the best cover corners in the country.
Though the national attention did not come until that point Harris had actually seen a few offers roll in prior to that. In April he committed to Oklahoma and did not look back. That is, until this past weekend.
After a dominating week of practice at the Under Armour All-American Game the Rivals250 prospect shocked almost everybody by announcing he was de-committing from the Sooners. In the three days since, Harris has added offers from a number of high-profile schools.
"I've actually gotten quite a few offers in the last week or so," Harris said on Tuesday evening. "I was offered by Oregon, Nebraska, TCU, Cal, Ohio State, Tennessee and (Texas) A&M. Most of them came after I de-committed but TCU came right before that."
Harris attributes the newfound interest to a pair of factors.
"I think they were going to recruit me regardless but they didn't want to mess with or waste time on a committed kid," he said. "I kind of had a really good Under Armour game too and that really helped a lot too. Those are really the two main reasons I think I've gotten all these offers in such a short period."
With the recruiting process beginning anew for Harris he has set up three official visits.
"I have A&M this weekend, TCU the weekend after that and then Ohio State the weekend after that," he said.
Though his father Rod played for Texas A&M the younger Harris says it will not factor into his final decision.
"It's just another school that I'm going to look into," he said of the Aggies. "My dad playing there doesn't really have any influence on what school I pick but he does like them."
As far as Oklahoma it seems Harris will not be rejoining the Sooner commit list.
"Not really," he said as to still having interest in Oklahoma.
Harris has a timetable for making his commitment but says he has not narrowed anything down at this point.
"I'm wide open right now," he said. "I'm going to make my final decision on Jan. 29. That's after my last visit and I'll have had a chance to think about everything by then since it's right before signing day."