Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Know A Signee: Harris Gaston

  • Will wear number 58
  • Three star, ranked the 23rd best OLB on Rivals. Ranked number 16 in the Alabama Post Season Top 40. Three star, ranked 31st MLB by Scout. Given a 78/100 by ESPN.com.
  • Bessemer, Alabama (Bessemer Academy)
  • Born: February 24, 1991
  • Committed: 4/22/2008
  • 6'4", 225 lbs., 4.6 sec 40 yard dash, 3.8 GPA
  • 2008 stats: had 93 tackles, 4 sacks and returned 2 fumbles for touchdowns. Caught 41 passes on offense for 757 yards and 12 touchdowns. 2007 stats: 112 tackles including 11 sacks, 5 interceptions and one defensive touchdown.
  • Named Back of the Year by AISA and First Team All-State AISA Linebacker. First Team All-State by ASWA. Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region Team. Ranked number 10 on the Birmingham News' Super Senior List. Named the 13th best player in Alabama by SuperPrep.
  • Had offers from Auburn, Kentucky and Mississippi State.
  • Took official visits to AU, UK and MSU.
  • Says that he did not know what he was going to do when the entire staff changed. Says that even after Coach Price was gone, he assured Gaston that Auburn was the place for him. Says his decision came down to where he could see himself loving it the best and that was Auburn. Will start out at strongside linebacker.
  • Qualified and on campus. Had great academics.


  1. I don't know quite why, but I've got a gut feeling that this guy is gonna be a solid player in his time on the Plains. War Eagle!

  2. Beav the roster on rivals has Gaston listed as 6-1 219!!! As a recruit, I remember him being listed as you stated 6-4 225. How can these two be that far off? Any way that this can be verified?