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Logan • Utah State has received another commitment for its already standout class of 2012.
Sean Harris, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Yuba College in California, will suit up for the Aggies next season, his coach Doug Cornelius told the Tribune on Wednesday afternoon.
Harris is described as a skilled and "relentless" power forward with a good jumper and three-point range. He recently returned from an LDS Church mission, and visited the Logan campus last weekend. That, along with Utah State's tradition, was enough to get him to commit.
"He loves that Utah State is a top-25 team almost every year," Cornelius told the Tribune. "He visited there, and he thought it was a great fit. He got along well with the guys and he loved it there. He's a big forward, the ultimate four man. He'll be about 220 pounds by the time he gets to Utah State. The fans there are going to love how hard he plays. He's relentless."
Harris averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds as a freshman at Yuba, before serving his two-year church mission. He had committed to play Bradley University three years ago, but re-opened his recruitment when Jim Les was fired after last season. Now at UC-Davis, Les was recruiting Harris again. BYU was showing interest as well, Cornelius said, even though they hadn't officially offered a scholarship.
Harris is expected to play the coming season at Yuba before joining the Aggies for the 2012-13 season. He figures to step onto a USU team next season where playing time will be available. Brady Jardine, the projected power forward this season, will have graduated, opening up a spot in the rotation.
"I think he can be really successful there," Cornelius said. "He can challenge for a starting spot right away. With his skill set and how hard he plays, he can be really good for them."