USC vs. Oregon State Postgame Notes
CAREER: In his career, he has 30 tackles, including 3.5 for losses (with a sack), 4 deflections, 2 interceptions (1 for a TD), 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on offense and 4 receptions for 38 yards (9.5 avg), a 14-yard rush and an incomplete pass on offense. He has 4 career starts.
2017: Harris figures again to make significant contributions in the secondary in 2017 as a junior cornerback, likely to see time as a nickelback.
2016: Harris returned healthy from 2015 hip surgery and the sophomore converted wide receiver got into the 2016 playing rotation at cornerback, often as the nickelback. He also played on special teams. Overall in 2016 while appearing in all 13 games (he started the last 4 as the nickelback), he had 30 tackles, including 3.5 for losses of 17 yards (with a 5-yard sack), 4 deflections, 2 interceptions (1 for a TD) for 66 yards (33.0 avg), 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on defense, plus he had a 14-yard rush on offense.
He had 2 tackles and a forced fumble against Alabama, a deflection on defense and a 14-yard run on offense against Utah State, a tackle at Stanford, 2 tackles at Utah, a stop against Arizona State and 2 tackles (1 for a loss) against Colorado. He had 2 tackles and an interception at Arizona, 3 tackles, 2 deflections and recovered a fumble against California, a deflection against Oregon and 3 tackles (0.5 for loss) at Washington. He had a team-best 5 tackles at UCLA, then had 6 tackles (2 for a loss, with a sack), a forced fumble and returned an interception 33 yards for a TD against Notre Dame. He had 3 tackles against Penn State.
2015: Harris was sidelined during his 2015 sophomore season after having surgery on his hips in the summer of 2015.
2014: Harris was a backup wide receiver as a first-year freshman in 2014. Overall in 2014 while appearing in 5 games (Fresno State, Stanford, Boston College, Oregon State, Notre Dame), he had 4 receptions for 38 yards (9.5 avg) and also threw an incomplete pass. He even started against Oregon State. He had an 8-yard reception against Fresno State, then had 3 catches for 30 yards against Oregon State (and threw the incompletion). He strained his hamstring prior to the Arizona State game and missed the next 3 games (Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado), seeing action in only one more game after that while still bothered by the injury.
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2013 Prep Star All-West, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team and All-L.A. City Division I Player of the Year as a senior quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back at Crenshaw High in Los Angeles (Calif.). Crenshaw won the 2013 L.A. City Division I championship.
As a 2012 junior, he made All-L.A. City Division I first team.
As a sophomore in 2011, he completed 42-of-121 passes (34.7%) for 874 yards and 6 TDs with 1 interception, plus he ran for 640 yards on 48 carries (13.3 avg) on offense and made 44 tackles, 4 interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries on defense.
He also played basketball at Crenshaw.
PERSONAL: He is a communication major at USC.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH AJENE HARRIS