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Rutgers Commit Jawuan Harris to MLB? (and not middle linebacker)

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Rutgers WR commit Jawuan Harris is drawing interest from MLB teams, and recently attended a workout with the Texas Rangers.

Rutgers baseball coach Joe Litterio argues with an umpire in a game against Miami (FL)
Rutgers baseball coach Joe Litterio argues with an umpire in a game against Miami (FL)
Joel Auerbach

On Sunday night, the Sun Sentinel broke a story about St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) football and baseball star Jawuan Harris possibly "making another big decision." Harris is committed to the Scarlet Knights to play football and hopefully baseball as well. However, when Harris signed his LOI to play for Kyle Flood, the only stats he had to his name were a .191 BA with 10 RBI and 15 stolen bases. At that point, baseball wasn't a definite part of Harris' future. As a senior, though, Harris has turned into an absolute star. Boasting a .440 BA while swiping 44 bases, The star WR has drawn interest from multiple major league ball clubs.

It is great to see Rutgers commits achieving great success but this does mean there is a chance that Harris is not a Scarlet Knight come summer camp. This wouldn't be the first time a football recruit took the path of another sport. Current Rutgers wrestler Andrew Campolattano was committed to play linebacker before he opted to go wrestle at powerhouse Ohio State; although he later transferred back to RU.

Harris is a two-sport star as well as being a top-tier student. Formerly committed to Florida Atlantic, Harris flipped to RU right before signing day. The late interest from Rutgers was due to his 2-sport ability and great academic record. There is a chance Harris attends Rutgers and enters the MLB draft after his junior year. However, if he gets drafted out of high school and is offered a contract too good to turn down, there is a chance he pursues his MLB dream. Regardless of his athletic future, Jawuan Harris will always have the support of #ChopNation!