Gardena (Calif.) Serra athlete DaJohn Harris received an offer from his 'dream' school earlier today. The talented two way player said despite the offer, he's not ready to make a decision yet, but does have a definite leader at this point in his recruitment.
Harris, 6-3, 260 pounds plays both tight end and defensive tackle but is being recruited more so on the defensive side of the ball. He worked out with the tight ends at the US Army combine last winter and was rated the top player at the position. Saying that, we love Harris as a future defensive tackle and feel that's definitely his best college position.
"I kind of like tight end a little better but I just want to play whatever position gives me the best chance to reach my goals," Harris said. "I didn't get a lot of chances to catch the ball last year so I was a lot more active on the defensive side of the ball. I'll play either side but a lot of the offers for me so far have come as a defensive tackle."
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Harris is now up to 12 offers and received a big one earlier today.
"Yeah, USC just offered," Harris said. "That's the school I've always dreamed of playing for so it was very exciting for me to get that offer. Coach Carroll called my coach at Serra and said he wanted to talk to me so I called him up and that's when they offered. They like me as a defensive tackle right now, that's where I was offered.
"USC is just a great school, I mean, you really can't do better than that. Saying that, I really don't want to commit just yet because I still want to go through the recruiting process. It's not that I think I'll find something better than USC, I don't know how you could top them, but I want to enjoy the process, take my trips and just see how everything plays out.
"Even though, USC is my top school, maybe I'll find someone out there that is a better fit for me or something, you never know. That's why I don't want to rush in to anything right now and make an early commitment. At the same time, I don't want to risk losing my spot to someone else if I wait too long so there's kind of a balance there between going through the process, but not waiting so long that I lose my spot."
As for other schools on his list, Harris said he's really open to just about everyone.
"Everyone always asks me about a top five but I really don't have one," Harris said. "USC is on top but after that, there are a lot of schools I like. Miami hasn't offered me but I've always liked them. Washington and UCLA are a couple of others but I really couldn't narrow it down if I wanted to."
As for summer plans, Harris will be at the NIKE Camp at Stanford in two weeks and said he also plans to attend USC's one day camp and their skills camp over the summer.