4-Star DE Donell Harris Decommits from Miami; Wants to Reclassify to 2020

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 13, 2019

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 06: A general view of the Miami Hurricanes logo before the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Donell Harris, a 247Sports 4-star defensive end, is opening his recruitment back up after decommitting from the University of Miami. He is also looking to reclassify from the class of 2021 to 2020.

Harris announced his decision via Twitter on Thursday:

🦏 @5stardonell

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Harris had been a part of what 247Sports ranks as the No. 1 recruiting class of 2021. And while he has decommitted from the program, the Booker T. Washington (Miami, Florida) star is not ruling out the Hurricanes.

"I'm going to still consider Miami, but my dad just wanted me to open up my options and see what all these schools have to offer," Harris told Andrew Ivins of InsideTheU. "Right now I'm not fully a 2020—I got to take some classes—but I want to do that."

Thursday's announcement should not come as a major surprise, given that Harris revealed last week he will make a number of college visits this month. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State and Georgia were among the schools he was scheduled to meet with.

That came after he received an offer from Dabo Swinney and Co. in May.

It's easy to see why teams are lining up for the 6'4", 210-pound lineman (Warning: video contains profanity):

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Star Defensive End Donell Harris is RECLASSIFYING to 2020 🤫 @5stardonell https://t.co/id1Aj0Ol7C

Harris initially committed to Miami in July 2018, when Mark Richt was still the coach of the Hurricanes. Now that Manny Diaz is in charge, Harris has decided to consider all of his options—and potentially move on to the next level a year early.