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Texas edge DJ Harris enters NCAA transfer portal

A knee injury in high school set back Harris before enrolling with the Longhorns.


Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman edge DJ Harris announced his intention to enter the NCAA transfer portal last Tuesday.

With the transfer window opening on Monday, Harris was officially in the portal.

A 6’2, 235-pounder from New Caney, Harris was a consensus four-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting class ranked as the No. 269 player nationally and the No. 20 edge, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. In August of 2019, Harris committed to Texas following an official visit in June over nine other offers, including Baylor, Miami, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M.

But Harris then suffered a knee injury during his senior season that set back his development and only appeared in two games as a true freshman, producing two tackles and a sack. In 2022, Harris was not able to break into the rotation, making one tackle in one appearance and failing to appear on the two-deep depth chart after he was passed by freshmen Ethan Burke and Justice Finkley.