Future Aggie Dustin Harris shines at THSCA All-Star game

July, 22, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Texas A&M signee Dustin Harris stole the show Tuesday night at the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star game.

Harris, a quarterback from Livingston, Texas, who likely will play cornerback for the Aggies, produced 307 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to spark the South's 48-21 victory over the North.

Harris showed a knack for big plays when he scored on a 99-yard kickoff return and a 95-yard fumble return during a 5-minute span in the third quarter. He also had a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown negated by a penalty.

His huge night included 134 yards on kickoff returns, 41 on punt returns and 37 on a receiver pass to go along with his 95-yard punt return. He also accounted for an interception to earn defensive player of the game honors.

"When I first walked on the field, I was just here to play," Harris told the San Antonio Express-News. "... Just coming on the field and doing what I did is just amazing."

Bullish 235-pound tailback Chris Whaley, who is expected to immediately challenge for playing time at Texas when he arrives at the Longhorns' preseason camp, also had a big night. Whaley earned offensive player of the game honors by rushing for 52 yards on 14 carries, including three TDs.

The game was the first to be played on Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium's new FieldTurf playing surface.

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