Five-Star Cornerback Names Top Four
Denver Harris, a 5-star cornerback out of Houston, Texas, released his final four schools via Twitter Sunday, including Alabama, Texas, LSU and Texas A&M. Harris, ranked second in the state of Texas, could be Bama's first 5-star commitment for the 2022 class.
The 2022 product is the sixth-ranked player in the nation and third-ranked cornerback, according to 247Sports Composite Ranking. Harris, a 6'1" 180lb defensive back, was named to the Texas All-State team for his junior season and was also a member of the 2020 Junior All-American team, named by MaxPreps.
Gabe Brooks of 247Sports gave an evaluation of Harris, mentioning his elite potential at his size, along with ability to play a physical brand of coverage. "Uses frame to advantage and plays physical brand of coverage," Brooks wrote, "Physical nature translates to tackling ability. Light on his feet and sinks hips." Brooks compared Harris to Detroit Lions rookie Jeff Okudah, who was a highly sought after prospect in the 2020 NFL draft, after locking down wide outs at Ohio State for three seasons.
The 2022 recruiting class for Alabama, currently features three commitments, none of which are from defensive backs. The Tide ranks 24th in the nation after landing Robert Woodyard, Elijah Brown and Walter Bob.
Harris is a big bodied corner who could provide tough vertical pass defense for Alabama with his blend of speed and length. With the frequent turnover at the cornerback position, Bama could be looking to replace starters again next season, meaning Harris could come in and make an impact on the defense from day one.