Summer is winding down and we’re now just 15 days away from the beginning of the 2019 Mississippi State football season. Today’s spotlighted player is #15 Jack Harris.
Harris is a versatile 6-foot-3, 247-pound freshman defensive end from Sumrall, Mississippi. He was rated as a three-star defensive end by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN. He also ranked as the No. 27 prospect from the state of Mississippi by 247Sports and No. 28 by ESPN.
As a senior at Oak Grove High School, Harris compiled 73 tackles, including 13 for loss, six sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and hurried the quarterback three times. He helped lead the Warriors to a 12-3 overall record and an appearance in the Class 6A state championship game. He earned Region 3-6A all region first-team honors and was selected to play in the 70th Annual Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game for his efforts.
He recorded 101 total tackles, including 20 for loss, and 12 sacks as a junior. He also played on offense as a wildcat quarterback and had three rushing touchdowns.
He signed with the Bulldogs on Dec. 19, 2018. MSU beat out Southern Miss, Indiana, Army, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Monroe for Harris’ signature.
Coming into the 2019 season, the Bulldogs are excited about his athleticism, instincts and versatility. He is expected to play defensive end this fall, but he is more than capable of playing outside linebacker if that’s where he is needed.