A.J. Harris

  • Pos CB
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 188

Prospect Info

  • High School Central
  • City Phenix City, AL
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Penn State Nittany Lions

  • Jersey #4
  • Class SO

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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 01/24/2023

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting


First Round

Reminds Us Of

James Bradberry Carolina Panthers

A route-jumper that possesses the ideal size/speed combo. First made a name for himself on the camp circuit spring after sophomore season when he was lockdown in coverage during 1-on-1s and picked off multiple passes at the annual Under Armour All-America Camp outside of Atlanta. Followed that up with a strong showing as underclassman at The Opening Finals during the summer months. Has plenty of experience working in press-man coverage, but was utilized as a press-zone corner at times during senior season for a Phenix City Central squad that made it to the semifinals of Alabama’s 7A playoffs. Ability to jam and redirect is without a doubt a strength. So is his smashmouth-like approach to run support as he will fight through blocks out on the perimeter and try to fill the alley. Not one that’s afraid to use his hands as routes progress past the five-yard mark, which can lead to flags. However, constantly puts himself in position to make plays at the catch point as his lateral agility allows him to maintain phase. Held his own against the national powerhouse that is IMG Academy in one of his biggest tests to date as he was targeted just twice and gave up just one catch for 15 yards. Will likely need a year or two to get adjusted to the demands of big-time college football, but has what it takes to eventually be an impact player on Saturdays with his frame (over 6-foot-1), testing profile (posted a 40-inch vertical jump to go along with a 4.5 on the lasers as a 10th grader) and overall competitive nature (blocked multiple kicks at the prep level and scored multiple times on special teams). NFL upside.

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H.S. Athletic Background

Member of 247Sports' 2023 Freaks List.

Born in California and spent part of childhood in Germany as father was stationed there for the military. Played at Phenix City (Ala.) Glenwood prior to his senior season. Participated in track and field and basketball earlier in Glenwood career.
Ran 100-meter times of 11.42 and 11.44 as a sophomore in Spring 2021. Also long jumped 20-2.75 and threw the shot put 30-7.
2022: Transferred into Central, which went 10-3 and made it to the semifinals of Alabama’s AAAAAAA playoffs. Tallied 52 tackles, 3 INT and 2 FF.
2021: Three-phase contributor as a junior for a Glenwood team that went 6-5 and reached the AAA state semifinals. Accounted for 414 yards of offense (134 rushing, 276 receiving) with five rushing TDs and one receiving TD. Added 24 tackles, a FF, a FR, and 3 special teams TDs.
2020: Played in all three phases at receiver, defensive back, and kick returner as a sophomore at Glenwood. Helped Glenwood to a AAA state runner-up finish.
- Gabe Brooks and Andrew Ivins

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