Posted February 18th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Recruiting

Ian Harris

Name: [tag]Ian Harris[/tag]
Position: Tight end
Ranking: 1 star1 star1 star

Hometown: San Antonio, TX
School: Churchill
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 217 lbs


One of the last additions to the 2007 Longhorns recruiting class, Ian Harris is a tight end with a lot of upside. Harris was committed to the Missouri Tigers until January when the Horns went after him hard to replace the decommitted Zack Pianalto (those Springdale guys are really good with that whole commitment thing). Harris is one of three tight ends in this class.

Harris was a U.S. Army All-American and was even named a team captain by his coaches for the game. He was All-District as a sophomore, junior, and a senior and had 19 receptions for 283 yards and four TD’s as one of quarterback Nick Fanuzzi’s favorite targets. Has good upside but will need time to develop and hit the weight room to get bigger.

Immediate Impact

Almost certainly headed for a redshirt season, it is unlikely Harris will contribute on the field for the Longhorns in 2007. He’ll have a year to get acclimated to college life and academics, while gaining the strength and size he’ll need to be a Big 12 tight end.


With the talent the Longhorns have at tight end Harris will not be counted on for big contributions right away. He’ll have a chance to redshirt, then contribute as a second or third tight end behind budding superstar Jermichael Finley. Has great hands and could become great pass catching threat and safety valve for Texas QB’s after Finley is gone. Also a chance he could end up at defensive end if he keeps growing or if the tight end position becomes overcrowded.


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