Four star cornerback and longtime OU commit De'Vante Harris has reportedly decommited from the Sooners as of Saturday afternoon. In what can only be described as a totally bizarre situation, it appears as if Oklahoma has lost one of the more talented prospects expected to be a part of the upcoming 2012 class.
I say bizarre because Harris had long been one of the most vocal members of the verbal commitments, routinely professing his love of all things OU. He had been actively recruiting other players to join him in Norman as recently as this week while he was participating in the Under Armour All-American game in Florida.
There are almost no details out, and we might not ever get any, on what lead to Harris' decision to decommit. The guys at SoonerScoop are saying they've heard that Harris met with DC Brent Venables in just the last day or two and that in combination with the recent reports on DB coach Willie Martinez in connection with other jobs, the speculation is the two could very well be related and that Venables gave Harris the "inside info" on Martinez's situation with the Sooners. Which if true, and admittedly at this point that's a fairly big if, apparently upset the young man enough to decommit.
Again, just very, very strange. We'll continue to follow the situation and if any additional details come out, we'll post updates as they become available.