Najee Harris has been committed to Alabama since April 2015, and Michigan has been doing its best to sway the 5-star running back into joining the Wolverines.
But Harris said he won’t make his final decision between the schools public after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, as was expected. The No. 1 player in the 2017 class told Land of 10 he will “just show up” at the school he chooses.
Harris is an early enrollee, so he’ll leave the game Saturday and immediately head to his new home. He needs to make a decision by Saturday anyway so he can enroll for the upcoming semester.
5-star RB Najee Harris: he will not make a decision public. He's ducking out after Army Bowl, and will just show up at a school.
— Brandon Justice (@LandOfJustice) January 3, 2017
Harris is a 6-foot-3, 226-pound back from Antioch (Calif.) High. Donovan Peoples-Jones committed in December — so Michigan could have the top running back and wide receiver prospects in the nation for the 2017 class, according to 247Sports.
Michigan has the No. 4 class in the country according to 247Sports, with one 5-star recruit (Peoples-Jones) and 16 4-star recruits.
Here’s what we wrote on Harris last month:
It isn’t a guarantee by any means that the team is in place to land him. But things are very close.
One trusted source added this:
“Michigan has a real shot. Like, a really, real shot. Those rumors about him not caring about Lane Kiffin leaving (Alabama) are just false.”
I can’t add much more than that quote from my source. But know this: Michigan set itself up for a real shot to pull off this huge upset over Alabama to land his commitment.