Four-star defensive end Jason Harris listed the Arizona Wildcats among his six finalists on Sunday.
The Higley High School (Gilbert, Arizona) product is viewed as UA’s top recruiting target, though it will have fierce competition for him, as his five other finalists are the UCLA Bruins, Arizona State Sun Devils, Oregon Ducks, Colorado Buffaloes, and Texas A&M Aggies.
The UA has some built-in advantages when it comes to his recruitment aside from location. His brother Jalen is already on the team, and both his parents are alumni. His father, Sean, played at the UA from 1991-94 and later in the NFL for seven seasons. His mother, Cha-Ron, played basketball at the UA from 1996-98.
Jason seems fond of the idea of sharing the field with his brother, who is one of Arizona’s top pass rushers:
The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Jason Harris is also a four-star basketball prospect, and it is still unclear if he will play football, basketball or both at the next level. As a junior, Harris logged nine sacks and 11 tackles for loss in 11 games.
He is the No. 136 player in the country and No. 6 player in Arizona, according to 247Sports rankings.
“Tall, lanky frame with long limbs and narrow build. Plenty of room to add mass and strength,” reads his 247Sports scouting report. “Very comfortable in stand-up role off the edge. Reach keeps blockers at arm’s length. Shows good burst off the snap, but takes time to reach top-end speed. Awareness to get hands up when he doesn’t reach the backfield. Athletic, but raw defender who needs to improve pass-rush moves. Lacks elite speed and explosiveness. Potential multi-year starter with upside as NFL Draft Day 2 selection.”
Here are his junior year football highlights:
And here are his basketball highlights: