4-star D-lineman Juan Harris recommits to IU

Juan Harris appears to be a Hoosier once again.

The four-star defensive tackle from Wisconsin extended a verbal pledge to Indiana on Thursday after decommitting last month. Harris also committed and decommitted from Iowa three times before initially pledging to IU in July.

“The school I will be signing with and will be attending next semester is Indiana University,” Harris wrote in a message posted to his Twitter account. “After visiting Indiana with a clear mind. Things went 10x better then (sic) before. Indiana is my 2nd home and that what matter the most… #GoHoosiers.”

247 Sports considers Harris a four-star prospect and the No. 21 ranked player at his position in the 2017 class. Harris cited personal and family issues when he decommitted for IU on Oct. 16, then returned to Bloomington two weeks ago for an unofficial visit during IU’s game against Penn State.

Harris, a 6-foot-4, 368-pound prospect, is the 15th member of a recruiting class that includes five other players projected to play along the defensive line.

“I am all in 100%,” Harris tweeted.

Kevin Wilson has not yet authored his customary “#BOOM” tweet to confirm the commitment.


  1. This isn’t a player I will be excited about as who knows what he will do come Feb. He also is a risk once he is in a program because so far he doesn’t know what commitment is. Unless there are circumstances that Coach Hagen knows about and can be sure IU and the football staff can deal with I would rather IU not offer a scholarship to him. If IU sticks with him, I am confident coach Hagen and the other coaches are on board with him being part of the team.

  2. He’s probably to highly rated, to talented and physically to big not to run hard at with scholarships available. IU has other DT talent recruited and on the roster so no doubt it is Hagan’s call. WOW a 340+lb. DT at IU with big talent.

  3. I wouldn’t hold my breath until he signs that letter of intent. We can only hope he gets his things in order so he will be confident in his actions! His type of size is obviously coveted by any school. Hope this works out?

  4. They’ve got 2 guys 350 lbs plus commited loosely to play on their d line plus a guy from ben davis at 295 so they’re commited to gettin bigger up the middle and thats good news

  5. Brownbomber, if IU gets their current crop of recruits to sign come on signing day the DL will be closer to the type of players Coach Hagen and Allen want. The next step will be to get them to play the way they want them to play. With the # of returning players mixed in with the new players, it should be easy for Coach Hagen to get the message across to the incoming players about how hard they have to play every play.

    Next year’s defense could be one of the top defenses in the B1G if every eligible returns next year. Those players mixed in with players from the 2017 class and the 2018 class will be more explosive than this year’s team. The 2017 defense should be a good mix of experienced players and talented young players. As a result the defense could build on this year’s improvement to become even better in 2017.

  6. Another 4 (and I would include some higher ability skill positions on offense) star that up to now most have not enjoyed their full eligibility for a variety of reasons. However, IU does go after these projects and I give IU staff and K.W. credit for that is where the program is. On a very positive note who better to coach a kid like this fairly than coach T.A.

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