Report: Despite being committed to Alabama, nation's No. 1 prospect to decide between Tide and Michigan
Things are getting interesting for the nation’s No. 1 prospect Najee Harris.
Harris has been committed to Alabama for almost two years, but according to Scout.com, Harris is deciding between the Crimson Tide and Michigan at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl this week.
“I’m still committed to Alabama, but I will know for sure by Saturday where I’m going to go,” Harris told Scout.com. “I’m not going to announce anything during the game or anything like that. I’ll just know where for sure I’m going. I know I’m going from San Antonio to college.”
The Antioch, California, native will be heading across the country to either Michigan or Alabama; so, neither program really has the geographic advantage. Harris rushed for 2,776 yards and 36 total touchdowns during his senior season.
Listed at 6-3, 225 pounds, Harris will remind you somewhat of Derrick Henry and/or Todd Gurley, with his tremendous size and athleticism.
Simply put: Harris is a freak, and Alabama is known to rack up elite running back talent. Harris is arguably the top running back in the country, and most have him and Mississippi product (and FSU commit) Cam Akers as No. 1 and No. 2.
Michigan has been somewhat trending for Harris during the 2016 season, but that doesn’t mean that Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines will win out in the end. It all comes down to relationships, and with Lane Kiffin leaving for FAU, this has to make Alabama at least somewhat nervous about his decision.
Regardless of wherever Harris ends up, he’ll be a force in college, and we’re all looking forward to watching him play.
Here are Harris’ junior highlights:
Be sure and check out Scout.com’s full story on Harris here.