Report: No. 1 recruit, Crimson Tide commit Najee Harris not flying to Alabama yet
Alabama QB commit Tua Tagovailoa had exciting news for Crimson Tide fans Wednesday when he proclaimed RB Najee Harris, the No. 1 overall recruit of the 2017 class on the 247Sports Composite and Alabama commit, would be on the same flight with him from San Antonio to Birmingham on Sunday, after Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Multiple sources told 247Sports, however, that Harris will instead be flying back to Oakland, returning to his home in Antioch, Calif. It seems to suggest that Harris may not have fully decided on his college destination yet. He is reportedly giving strong consideration to flipping to Michigan.
It’s noted in the article that participants in the all-star game are given a free flight to their choice of destination. Some players planning to early enroll use it to fly from San Antonio to their new school. Harris’ high school coach, however, noted that the top prospect was barely packed for a week in San Antonio, much less a semester in college.
Between now and Sunday there’s likely to be more developments in the saga surrounding Harris’ travel plans.