Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Penn State Football All 105

Penn State All 105: A.J. Harris is the new PSU CB who Wears No. 4

Photo by Mark Selders, Penn State Athletics: A.J. Harris

Last season, Penn State had a pretty good cornerback who wore No. 4, and now, A.J. Harris has that number.

Kalen King played at PSU for three seasons and started for two.

King’s performance led him to becoming a second-team All-Big Ten selection and a seventh-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers.

Although King is now gone, Penn State’s still set to have a cornerback wearing No. 4 for 2024.

A.J. Harris is his name.

Harris transferred to Penn State over the winter after a season at the University of Georgia.

Before that, he was a five-star recruit. Now, he’ll look to play like one in Happy Valley.

Harris is the subject of the latest edition of All 105, a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player.

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 188 pounds

Hometown: Phenix City, Alabama 

Before Penn State

High School: Harris went down to Georgia after a fabulous career at Central Phenix High School. As a junior, he helped his team to state championship, and as a senior, he went to the All-American Bowl. He committed to Georgia in June 2022.

Georgia: In his lone season at Georgia, Harris burned his redshirt, appearing in seven games. He ended the season with eight tackles (three solo). Although he showed promise at Georgia, he decided to enter the transfer portal in December 2023. He committed and subsequently signed with Penn State in January 2024.

Where he stands: There’s no reason to think Harris won’t start at Penn State right away. The team is replacing each of its top three cornerbacks from last season, with Johnny Dixon and nickelback Daequan Hardy each departing along with King. Harris showed a lot of promise this spring and was all over the field in the Blue-White Game a few weeks back.

A quote by Harris: “For me, it was more about making the best decision for me to grow as a man and a player. I believe, based on the track record, that Penn State has much more to offer than just football,” Harris said in Holuba Hall. … “They want you to come in and develop you as a man. They truly care for you as a person, which is something I was looking for.” — Harris to reporters after a spring practice last month on why he transferred to Penn State.

A quote about Harris: I feel like, personally, A.J. Harris is one of them ones, you know? I feel like A.J. Harris, he’s a stud, man. He’s a great player.” — Safety Jaylen Reed to reports via Zoom in March

More All 105

CB Jalen Kimber

WR Julian Fleming 

S KJ Winston

WR Liam Clifford

S Jaylen Reed 

LB Dom DeLuca

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

More from Nittany Sports Now

Penn State Football All 105

0 Penn State running back Nicholas Singleton has shown that he can be one of the best running backs in the country. As a...

Penn State Football All 105

0 Penn State fans wondered for most of last season when the “Beau Pribula package” would be unveiled. Coach James Franklin told media, and thus...

Penn State Football All 105

0 All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player, and this is a profile of third-year wide receiver Tyler...

Penn State Football All 105

0 Penn State defensive back Zion Tracy was thrown into a difficult situation. For the entire 2023 regular season, Penn State’s starting corners were veterans...