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DeMatha DB Darien Harris chooses Michigan State

DeMatha defensive back Darien Harris's commitment to Michigan State on Thursday definitely was a bit unqiue. The rising senior was on a family vacation to Puerto Rico when he phoned the Spartans to let them know he would accept a scholarship offer.

"The way everything worked out, the vacation had been planned, I thought it was best to get it done this way with me and my family isolated in one place," Harris said.

Harris chose Michigan State over Duke and Kansas.

At 6 feet 1 and 210 pounds, Harris was recruited to play outside linebacker and safety. He played outside linebacker last season for the Stags and will play safety this coming season. Harris said he wanted to make his college choice before practice starts next week.

"I visited last Wednesday and that pretty much sealed the deal," Harris said. "My parents were able to have a conversation with [assistant] coach [Ted] Gill and they were more than happy with what he had to say. We gave it a week to evaluate my choices and in the end Michigan State seemed like the best fit for me."

Harris is the fifth DeMatha senior to make a college commitment, joining offensive lineman Kelby Johnson and defensive back Jordan Lomax (Virginia), tight end Sam Collura (Pittsburgh) and running back Delonte Morton (Maryland).

By Josh Barr  | August 5, 2010; 4:14 PM ET
Categories:  Darien Harris, DeMatha, Football, Michigan State  
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