The Texas Longhorns add another prospect to the 2013 recruiting haul. Offensive tackle Desmond Harrison from Contra Costa (Cal.) Community College committed to the Longhorns today. He picked Texas over offers from the Arizona St. Sun Devils, Oklahoma Sooners, and USC Trojans.
Though there has been some disappointment regarding both the quantity and quality of the 2013 class, one area without concern is offensive line. Harrison joins a stellar trio of committed prospects:(Harker Heights), Kent Perkins (Lake Highlands) and Jake Raulerson (Celina). In addition to the trio, Rami Hammad (Irving) is fresh off an official visit to Texas and plans to announce Wednesday.
James and Perkins are both Top 50 prospects according to the 247 Composite rankings, and Raulerson is just outside the top 100. In addition to that haul, Harrison ranks as a four-star JUCO prospect, 5th best in the country per 247, and 24th per 247 Composite.
Harrison will graduate from Contra Costa in the spring and enroll in Texas in time for summer ball. According to recruitniks, Harrison is expected to compete for starting left tackle duties, perhaps displacing last year's prize JUCO recruit, Donald Hawkins. The Longhorns also have starting right tackle Josh Cochran returning next year. At the very least, Harrison will provide depth to a tackle rotation that loses senior Luke Poehlmann. Harrison, who played high school ball at Fort Bend (Tex.) Marshall, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.