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Przybylo's Mailbag: Harris questions

1/9/2012

Following an eventful week for Oklahoma verbal commits and targets in the Under Armour All-America Game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl, it appeared the week would end quietly. But four-star prospect De’Vante Harris (Mesquite, Texas/Horn) changed all that when he de-committed on Saturday. Bob Przybylo answers your recruiting questions each week. Have a question? Send it to his mailbag at bprzybyloespn@gmail.com.

Andy in Dallas asks: Why, De’Vante, why?

Bob Przybylo: I’ve had so many different versions of this question on Twitter and the inbox, but I liked how this one was phrased. At this point, I still do not know the exact reason why Harris de-committed from the Sooners on Saturday.

There are plenty of rumors about why he's looking around, but I haven't been able to reach him for an extended comment. I do know that Harris had a meeting with OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables on Friday night, and that’s when the wheels started to fall off. Whatever happened there had an impact on Harris. He already has scheduled an official visit to Oregon for this weekend and is trying to see if there is a spot for him at Texas A&M. Harris’ father, Rod, was a star receiver for the Aggies.

His potential will be missed but so, too, will his presence. If there was one face of this OU class, you could make a strong argument that it had been Harris. He had been everywhere talking up the Sooners since the spring. OU commits don’t have the answers and until Harris addresses the situation, nobody really knows what happened this weekend.