Texas fans, you all should be thrilled with this one. Despite all of the rankings and evaluations of Harrison, the Longhorns are getting a bonafide BALLER here.
Coming to the Forty Acres from Austin-area suburb Hutto, Harrison has had an interesting recruitment that saw him release a top five over the summer of Houston, Kansas State, Colorado State, Arizona, and Arizona State, only to commit to Texas.
Kansas State seemed to be Harrison’s destination of choice until Texas made a late push and offered on November 4th, prompting an instant commitment from the lifelong fan and now Longhorn.
Harrison is ranked as the 140th best receiver in the country and 936th player overall, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Name: Dajon Harrison
High School: Hutto
Hometown: Hutto, Texas
Vertical: 34.2 inches
Three Best Traits:
Versatility – The Texas staff will be able to play with Harrison early on to see where he is the best fit as he could play receiver or cornerback at the next level. Despite a lack of height for the cornerback position, Harrison makes up for it with his 34.2″ vertical and lockdown cover ability. However, Harrison’s potential out of the slot may be what we end up seeing as he has proved to be a huge force playing that role for Hutto in 2019.
Explosiveness – There are few players in the entire country that possess Harrison’s ability to quickly jump out of a cut to separate himself from a defender. In 2019 alone, Harrison is averaging 12.5 yards per carry and 23.4 yards per reception. Harrison’s speed has been tough for 5A to defend in 2o19.
Big play ability – Texas has had a lack of skill players in recent years that can change the game in one play like Harrison can. This may be the biggest reason that the staff handed Harrison an offer as he can be an immediate playmaker in the return game.
Areas for Improvement:
Size – Harrison’s current size may be an issue at the next level when taking hits from much larger competition. Weighing in at 170 pounds, Harrison’s development over the offseason will be something to keep an eye on.
Edge blocking – In situations that see Harrison blocking on the edge for a ball carrier, the three-star has run into some issues blocking effectively. Corners have had their way in the past in getting around Harrison to disrupt the play.
Dajon Harrison is Texas’ third receiver in this class, joining Troy Omeire and Quentin Johnston. This will most likely lock down any more recruiting for that position in the 2020 class. Harrison is reminiscent of D’Shawn Jamison from his days at Houston Lamar as both are explosive in the return game and can cover well from cornerback. Harrison’s ability to get downhill and make a one-on-one play on a ball carrier could be a huge part of his game in Austin if he makes the switch to cornerback.
A potentially big factor in Harrison’s commitment is his relationship with various recruits in the Austin area. The three-star has close relationships with recent four-star de-commit Princely Umanmielen, four-star Baylor commit Jahdae Barron, and Hutto teammate and four-star LSU commit Landyn Watson.
Texas has sold Harrison on the potential to play where he is the best fit and a program that can develop him into a lethal playmaker.
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