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Speedy WR Dajon Harrison signs with Texas

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Ranked as a wide receiver, the local product has the versatility to play on either side of the ball.

Clint Buckley, 247Sports

Back in early November, explosive three-star Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison pledged his commitment to the Texas Longhorns. On Wednesday, he signed his National Letter of Intent to make it official.

A one-time TCU pledge, the recruitment of Harrison by Texas happened quickly — he made his decision without ever announcing an offer from the Longhorns. The 5’10, 170-pounder committed to Texas after taking an official visit to Kansas State in the middle of October. Harrison also held offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and Iowa State, among others.

In years past, Texas football has been lacking undersized and explosive types of offensive playmakers like Harrison. Rondale Moore, for instance, decommitted from Texas in 2017.

Given the tremendous success produced from the slot receiver position under Herman-coached teams at Houston and Texas over the years, Harrison’s athletic traits and dynamic playmaking ability suits the position extremely well. Ideally, Herman wants players at the H position who can take handoffs on jet sweeps or after lining up in the backfield and while Harrison didn’t have a high number of carries in high school, he did average about 10 yards per carry and scored three touchdowns on the ground.

Since the Longhorns are still targeting Carthage athlete Kelvontay Dixon, who could also play in the slot, Harrison’s versatility is a valuable addition to the class — he could end up playing cornerback in college if Texas decides there is a bigger need for him at that position.

Harrison’s explosiveness and ability to accelerate while making firm cuts really jumps out on film. Considering his top notch speed and athleticism, Harrison poses as a home run threat given his ability to stretch defenses out vertically. He certainly possesses the necessary traits that could turn him into a dynamic playmaker at the collegiate level.

Considering TCU’s ability to evaluate and produce undervalued talent in the Big 12 over the years, landing a playmaker like Harrison away from the Horned Frogs is a successful feat itself. These types of players have played for programs like TCU and have thrived against Texas in the past. It’s about time one of them ends up in Austin.

A consensus three-star prospect, Harrison is ranked as the No. 796 player nationally and the No. 119 wide receiver, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.