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STAYING HOME: Hutto’s Dajon Harrison pledges UT

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Sometimes, staying close to home is your best option. So when Texas offered the 2020 Hutto ATH on Monday night, he committed on the spot.

The 5-foot-11, 178-pound three-star WR/CB mulled over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, TCU, Kansas State, Boston College, and Iowa State.

But when Texas came calling, the choice was easy. Harrison gave the Horns another hometown prospect in the Class of 2020, and another former TCU pledge.

Harrison does it all for the Hutto Hippos. He has 237 rushing yards on 19 carries, 633 receiving yards on 27 receptions, and nine total touchdowns. He also has 12 tackles and one interception this season.

Ian Boyd on the commitment: Harrison is a plus+ athlete who plays really fast all the time. He’s pretty skilled as a route runner and catching the ball so he’s a solid bet to stick in the slot. He makes tight, controlled breaks to get open and find the lines to break by good coverage. At his size though with this kind of quickness he may also flip to defense as he could hold up at corner and definitely has some physical dimensions to his game.

Justin Wells on how this affects UT’s 2020 class: Harrison’s versatility may be his strong suit. Tom Herman and the gang have shown a fondness for the prospects that can on both sides of the ball. If he’s a corner, good. John Tyler *Tyler, TX) four-star, UT pledge Kitan Crawford is the only other CB in the 2020 class. If he’s an H/slot, good. He possesses great ball skills and has a nose for the endzone. Either way, it wouldn’t be a signature Tom Herman recruiting class w/o an ex-TCU commitment eventually pledging to the Longhorns.

Harrison is the 18th commit in Texas’ 2020 class joining Ty Jordan (West Mesquite), Quentin Johnston (Temple), Xavion Alford (Pearland Shadow Creek), Jerrin Thompson (Lufkin), Bijan Robinson (Salpointe Catholic – AZ), Andrej Karic (Southlake Carroll), Van Fillinger (Corner Canyon – UT), Vernon Broughton (Cy-Ridge), Prince Dorbah (Highland Park), Kitan Crawford (John Tyler), Ja’Quinden Jackson (Duncanville), Jaden Hullaby (Bishop Dunne), Jaylen Garth (Port Neches-Groves), Jake Majors (Prosper), Logan Parr (Helotes O’Connor), and Hudson Card (Lake Travis).