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Aledo’s Wyatt Harris set to join older brothers at TCU

Aledo linebacker Wyatt Harris tackles Denton quarterback Colt Atkinson for a loss at the 1-yard line in Friday's 5A Division I area playoff game at Northwest ISD Stadium.
Aledo linebacker Wyatt Harris tackles Denton quarterback Colt Atkinson for a loss at the 1-yard line in Friday's 5A Division I area playoff game at Northwest ISD Stadium. Special to the Star-Telegram

Gary Patterson knows how to land recruits from his own backyard, especially with the last name Harris.

Aledo junior defensive back/linebacker Wyatt Harris, who helped the Bearcats to a UIL state football title in 2016, committed to TCU on Monday, joining older brothers Hunter and Wes.

“I felt like TCU was the perfect choice for me. To play for a legendary coach and for all the great coaches on his staff,” Wyatt said. “It’s a top 10 school right in my backyard.”

“It’s going to feel great to play with my brothers again and to consider myself a Horned Frog,” Wyatt said.

Wyatt Harris recorded 71 tackles, six pass deflections and three interceptions in the fall. Aledo came up short against College Station in the Class 5A Division II state championship game.

During his sophomore season, Aledo went 16-0 and beat Corpus Christi Calallen for the program’s sixth state title in eight years and seventh overall. Harris finished with 107 tackles and three interceptions.

Both years, Harris was voted Class 5A all-state honorable mention. Last season, he was named first-team all-district.

“It was awesome playing with both brothers in high school and now to be able to play with both of them at TCU is like a dream come true,” said Wes, who was a redshirt freshman last season.

Wes Harris had an incredible career at Aledo, winning three state titles. He finished with 63 starts. The Bearcats were 60-3.

In his junior season, he was voted district MVP as a member of the offensive line. He moved to defensive line his senior year and was voted district defensive MVP.

Hunter Harris, a 2016 graduate, transferred to TCU from Kansas. He plays on the offensive line with Wes.

“I am beyond proud of him,” Wes said. “I’m super excited for the future.”

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