Desmond Harrison commits to Texas


Contra Costa Community College offensive tackle Desmond Harrison verbally committed to Texas on Monday afternoon.

Harrison picked the Longhorns over offers from Arizona State, Southern California, North Carolina State and others. He will be eligible to play for two seasons within a three-season span.

Although Harrison may not immediately crack the starting lineup, his greatest contributions will be adding depth and versatility to the Texas offensive line. Harrison’s best assets are his nimble footwork and superior athleticism, especially given the former power forward’s 6-foot-8, 310-pound frame.

Harrison’s commitment is the 14th of the 2013 class, and provides some momentum for Texas recruiting. Texas’ last verbal commitment was on Oct. 8, when Livingston athlete Chevoski Collins picked the Longhorns. Since that time two former members of the class decommitted, and Texas lost out on several other recruits.

Texas will likely add two to three more members to this unusually small recruiting class before National Signing Day on Feb. 6. Potential candidates for the last few spots include Irving offensive guard Rami Hammad and Waco lineman Andrew Billings.