Texas A&M Adds Top-5 Pass Rusher to 2020 Recruiting Class
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The Texas A&M Aggies are a few pieces away from being a serious threat in a crowded SEC West. In only his second season, head coach Jimbo Fisher already signed the nation’s No. 4 recruiting class in 2019 and is one his way to another top-5 haul next year. A pair of five-star recruits — wide receiver Demond Demas and safety Jaylon Jones — lead the way along with four-star quarterback Haynes King.

As of November 11, you can add four-star defensive end Donell Harris from Miami, Florida to the growing list of future Aggies.

Donell Harris Commits to Texas A&M

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound pass rusher from Gulliver Prep High School held at least 24 offers from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Penn State. Harris was once committed to Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes, but decided to decommit and reclassify from 2021 to 2020 back in June.

It’s not a surprise why Harris reclassified, either. According to statistics submitted to MaxPreps, Harris totaled 55 tackles and 16.0 sacks to start this year for the Gulliver Prep Raiders, who are 10-0 and the No. 1 seed in 2019 Class 4A Regional Playoffs under head coach Earl Sims.

Harris exploded for 73 tackles, 21 sacks and three forced fumbles last year with Booker T. Washington High School before transferring to Gulliver Prep.

That performance earned Harris a four-star rating by every major recruiting service. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 2 weakside defensive end in America and Florida’s No. 8 prospect regardless of position.

Donell Harris Highlights


“Long, athletic build on ideal frame relative to edge position projection. Explosive pass-rusher with rare blend of length and quickness,” 247Sports recruiting analyst John Garcia Jr. said of Harris. “With added mass and edge setting principle against the run should develop into instant impact performer at the Power Five level before hearing his name called early three years later come [NFL Draft] Day.”

Texas A&M is building something special in College Station. Competing for college football’s national championship takes time, but Jimbo Fisher is certainly fast-tracking that growth by adding players like Harris to the mix.


The Aggies’ 2019 season might finish with a less-than-desired result, but the future is bright in Texas.

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John Duffley About the author:
John joins the FanBuzz team with five years of experience freelancing as a sports writer for and A graduate of Penn State University, John currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. He is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
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