Was a seven-game starter at cornerback as a true freshman for the Aggies ... contributed 30 tackles, including 21 solo hits while seeing action in 12 of 13 games ... had an interception that he returned for 12 yards against Mississippi State ... broke up three other passes ... had a season-high seven tackles against SMU.
Coached by Rodney Webb at Mesquite Horn HS … Under Armour All-American … named District 11-5A MVP as a senior after compiling 27 tackles, one interception that he returned for a touchdown, five passes broken up and two blocked kicks … allowed just three pass completions against him all year … awarded Defensive Newcomer of the Year for District 11-5A in 2010 … rated as a 4-star recruit and part of ESPNU’s National 150 at No. 144 and the No. 11 defensive back … Rivals.com puts Harris as the No. 69 player overall and the No. 3 cornerback … rated as a 4-star recruit and the No. 9 cornerback nationally by by 247sports.com … rated as a 4-star recruit and the No. 16 cornerback nationally by Scout.com … SuperPrep ranks him as the No. 36 player in Texas, and the No. 8 defensive back in Texas … chose A&M over offers from Stanford, Cal, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee.
De’Vante Harris is the son of Rod and Tez Harris of Mesquite, Texas … born June 30, 1993 … ag leadership and development major ... his father, Rod Harris, ranks as one of A&M’s top receivers and return men in school history … Harris caught 87 passes for 1,395 yards from 1985-88, and held the Aggies’ school record for career kickoff return yards for more than 20 years … Harris played for three teams in a three-year NFL career from 1989-91, and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.