Last season, the UCLA linebacker corps was one of the least deep positions on the team due, at least in part, to a series of injuries. On Thursday, the Bruins got a little bit deeper when outside linebacker Jason Harris announced that he will head to Westwood this fall as a graduate transfer. He comes to UCLA after playing three seasons for the Illinois State Redbirds.
The 6’, 5” tall, 245-lb. Harris started all 11 games for the Redbirds last season. He had 26 tackles, one sack and two tackles-for-loss as well as a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. Over his three years at Illinois State, he played in 32 games and had 105 tackles, 51⁄2 sacks, 131⁄2 tackles-for-loss.
Harris is the son of former NFL defensive end and coach Al Harris, who played 12 seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears. His dad was an All-American at Arizona State.
Let’s look at Jason’s Illinois State highlight reel:
According to Bruin Report Online, Jason chose UCLA over Boston College and Liberty.
Welcome to Westwood, Jason!