Clemson Signee Looking to Play Early at Receiver
La' Dontae Harris
Litchfield High School
6'0", 180 pounds.
There are some high school seniors who dread getting labeled as an
"athlete" by college coaches. Often times, it means that the position they
played in high school isn't the same one they will play in college.
For La' Dontae Harris, however, there may not be a better way to define
him. After a strong senior campaign on the football field, Harris led
Litchfield High's basketball to the Final Four, averaging 22 points. On
June 5th, he will participate in the Mississippi/Alabama all-star football
"I have been running and playing basketball just about every day since
the football season ended," Harris said. "I would like to grow a little bit
more and put on some weight, but the coaches told me not to worry about
that. They said they will have no problem putting weight on me."
Harris has already qualified academically, but will report to Clemson
on June 30th to take a one hour class, which he said will help him get a
feel for the college atmosphere.
"I can't wait to get there," Harris said. "The coaches have told me that I
will be number 26. I have always worn number one, but if I have a good
season wearing number 26, I must just stick with it."
"I think we are going to have a great season. I have been told that they
are expecting to freshmen to come in and start playing right away at wide
receiver. Hopefully, I will be one of those two."
An All-Southeast selection according to PrepStar…received a two-star rating from rivals.com…runner-up selection as 3A Back-of-the-Year in Alabama…named captain of his Litchfield High School team where he played for coach Danny Kimble…three-time player-of-the-week his senior year…took his football team to the third round of the playoffs in 2003…all-state and all-county in 2003…four-year starter in football and a three-year starter in basketball…averaging 17 points per game during his senior season on the hard court…outstanding all-around athlete who played quarterback, wide receiver, tailback and defensive back …along with others in this class, first Clemson signee from Alabama since 1989 (Steve Derriso)…born La’Donte D.Harris on August 13, 1986….selected Clemson over South Carolina, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Louisville.