A high-ceiling type of player, Harris enters the 2015 season looking to continue the long line of productive DEs at Mizzou … Has tremendous athleticism and is explosive off the block with great power and speed … Has benefited from time in Mizzou’s strength and conditioning program, adding size that should help him compete at an extremely high level … Enters fall camp listed at No. 1 at one of the two end spots … Spring notables: Returned an INT six yards for a TD, posted two tackles (one solo) and combined for a sack in the initial spring scrimmage … Recorded three tackles (one solo), two TFLs (-16 yards) and a sack (-8 yards) in the third spring scrimmage.
Played in all 14 games, starting one for the Tigers … Tallied 19 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, a pair of pass break-ups and four quarterback hurries while backing up All-SEC defensive ends Shane Ray and Markus Golden … Credited with a QB pressure in the SEC title game against Alabama … Tallied a career-high four tackles in his lone start of the season against Indiana (Sept. 20), filling in for an injured Markus Golden … One of his tackles against Indiana was a sack, the first of his career … Had a career-best 2,0 tackles for loss against Georgia (Oct. 11) … Tallied his second sack of the season against Georgia.
A multisport in-state athlete who excelled on the basketball court for Lincoln Prep High School in Kansas City brings his talents to the gridiron for Mizzou … recorded 60 tackles, 12.0 sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior in 2012 … also snagged 15 passes for 285 yards and five touchdowns … recognized to the Missouri Football Coaches Association’s All-Kansas City Metro third team at defensive end … named league defensive MVP for Lincoln Prep head coach Allen Lee … notched 40 tackles and 6.0 sacks as a junior in 2011 … on the hardwood, earned first team All-Interscholastic League and Player of the Year honors as a junior in 2011-12.
Father – William Harris … mother – Deborah Clark … plans to major in biology at Missouri … chose Mizzou for its outstanding academic reputation.