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Thursday / October 17.
  • Chris Harris Jr. talks recent de-commitment, schools to reach out

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Chris Harris Jr., the 6-foot-3 shooting guard from South Garland (TX) High School, spoke with ZAGSBLOG Thursday about his recent de-commitment from Texas A&M on Monday.

    “It was really out how coach Billy Kennedy was fired,” said Harris. “I felt like I wouldn’t be able to reach my full potential without those guys who have been on me since my freshman and sophomore year. I felt like they had the best interest in me and play my style of play. I thought that I should de-commit and find a similar relationship that I had with them.”

    Texas A&M fired head coach Billy Kennedy on March 15 following a 14-18 season. The Aggies are reportedly pursuing Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams for the head coaching vacancy.

    Texas A&M currently has three commits remaining in their 2019 class with Sahvir Wheeler, Tyreek Smith, and Kobe Brown.

    Since his de-commitment, Oklahoma State, SMU, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Georgia, and NC State have been among the schools to reach out. Harris does not have a timetable to commit and is working to cut down his list.

    “I’m still waiting to see who sends me a pitch,” he said. “I’m working on plan some once I break down my list.”

    Despite not having a timetable, Harris still has a clear idea of what he’s looking for in a school.

    “Somewhere that I can play my game, play my style, and won’t have to change who I am or how I play,” said Harris.  “I also want to go somewhere that is family-oriented, where I have a great relationship with the coach. I want to go somewhere that I can play my game.”

    Harris also said that he is unsure whether or not he will still consider Texas A&M until they hire a new coach.

    According to 247Sports, Harris is ranked as the No. 129 overall player in the Class of 2019 and the No. 13 player from the state of Texas.

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