24 sacks. By my count, that’s how many sacks the Colorado Buffaloes had in 2019. Led by Terrance Lang at 5.5, surprisingly enough. 24 sacks is also how many Jason Harris had in his senior of high school in Arizona. Jason Harris is the newest member of the Buffs, and he is a very important player for Mel Tucker.
Harris plays at Higley High School in Gilbert, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. He represents another significant inroad in the state of Arizona, joining Brendan Rice as members of CU’s class from The Copper State. Jason Harris has plenty of UofA bloodlines - his dad, brother, and sister all play or played there. For some reason, Jason did not want to join Kevin Sumlin’s defense. In the end, Harris chose between Texas A&M, UCLA, Arizona, Indiana, and CU in the end, but he had plenty of P5 offers to go around.
Jason is absolute freak athlete. He was also a high level basketball recruit, and with a 6’7, 230 pound frame, it’s easy to see why. He is long and flexible, with the speed to go after the quarterback. The thing I’m most impressed with is that he doesn’t rely on these aspects to get to the QB. He is violent with his hands, employs rip and swim moves, and does a good job rushing his gap before destroying the QB. He is fun to watch. It’s not hard to envision Antonio Alfano and Jason Harris on opposite sides of the line making life a living hell for opposing teams. What a great get by Mel Tucker.