“After my third game they offered me a scholarship,” Harris said. “Two or three weeks after that, after thinking it through, I just decided it was the best situation for me.”
Alexander called Harris, a three-year starter at Douglass, a quiet leader who is very workmanlike.
“He is going to be hard to replace,” Alexander said. “If he were 6-feet tall, I know he would be one of the top defensive backs in the nation.”
Also signing letters of intent to play college football from Douglass Wednesday were Chavez Wyatt, Northeastern Oklahoma; Anthony Williams, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M; and Glenn Banks, Dior Smiley and Lorenzo Zuniga, all signing with Langston.
The seven seniors won 37 games in three seasons at Douglass and were part of three conference championships, two district championships, one state runner-up and one state championship.
In the past six years, Douglass has produced 55 athletes who have signed letters of intent to play college football and thus were able to pursue a college education.
“To us, that's really what we're all about,” Alexander said. “Not how many games you win on the field, but how many lives you impact.”