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April 1, 2014
Blue Valley offensive lineman AJ Harris already has double-digit scholarship offers in the spring of his junior year. On Tuesday, Harris decided he didn't need to do any more investigation. He committed to Missouri during an unofficial visit.
Harris is ranked as the nation's No. 14 offensive guard by Rivals.com. The four-star is perhaps the top prospect in the state of Kansas for the Class of 2015. Other offers for Harris include Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Arkansas, Nebraska, Northwestern, Kansas and Kansas State.
Harris is Missouri's third known commitment in the 2015 class. He was a high school teammate of current Mizzou freshman Clay Rhodes.
Rivals.com Midwest Analyst Rob Cassidy on Harris: "Harris first came onto the scene last offseason when he showed up at a Rivals camp in St. Louis as an unknown and had some dominant reps agains top-level 2014 talent. Once that reference was on tape, coaches from all over started paying attention. From there the offers started arriving.
Harris' calling card is his tremendous lower-body strength. He has a wide base the kind of power offensive line coaches love. He could stand to drop a little bit of bad weight, but his body isn't a huge problem by any stretch. He moves well for his size and has been coached well technique-wise. He'll have more problems with smaller, more-athletic defensive tackles than he will against big bruisers. Harris can hold his own with anyone that decides to bull rush him."