After making the rounds on the unofficial visit trail, Dashan Harris was ready to end his recruitment.
The 6-foot, 170-pound point guard from Montverde (Fla.) Academy is headed to Texas A&M. Harris, a California native, broke the news to Rivals.com on Friday evening.
"After I visited there, I really liked everything about it and I've talked to my family and talked to my coach (Kevin Sutton at Montverde Academy) and everyone was behind me so I decided to do it," Harris said.
"The system, the conference they are in and the tradition they are building and the coaches made me feel like I'm at home. They are real family type of people," Harris said. "I've been telling everyone that opportunity to play as a freshman is going to be important to me. That's what it came down to."
Harris has some big shoes to fill. The Aggies saw Acie Law III leave the program for the NBA and was a lottery pick after his storied career in College Station. Harris, a Rivals150 prospect, said he's ready for the challenge that awaits him.
"Acie put them on the scene and I'm looking forward to putting them on the map," Harris said. "Coach (Mark) Turgeon told me before I left that they are looking for another point guard to send to the NBA as a lottery pick. That's going to be me."
Harris also visited Kentucky, Southern Cal, Florida State and Cal. Indiana was also in the mix. Harris said he felt the strongest connection with the Aggies staff and likes the direction the Big 12 program is headed.
"The whole coaching staff is real serious about winning basketball games and so am I," Harris said. "Coach Turgeon has a winning history and I have won a lot of games in high school. I really think we can make it work. I can see us making a run for it with the team that we have there. I want to make sure I'm a part of that."
Harris is the first player to commit to Texas A&M in 2008.