Leader Blues

Friday, February 06, 2009

SPORTS>>Harris signs with Red Wolves

By KELLY FENTON
Leader sports writer

Jacksonville’s Demetrius Harris made it official on Wednesday morning, signing a letter of intent to play football for Arkansas State University.

Harris, a 6-foot, 6-inch wide receiver/safety was The Leader’s Defensive Player of the Year last fall after racking up 146 total tackles, picking off four passes and breaking up 12 others. Harris also recovered two fumbles, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

He was every bit as prolific on the offensive side, where he used his size and exceptional hands to haul in 47 passes totaling 738 yards and nine touchdowns.
The 220-pound Harris has 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash.

Harris, the son of Linda Harris, is also one of the basketball Red Devils’ top scorers and rebounders, helping lead Jacksonville to a 12-3 overall record.