The top college football prospect in the nation, RB Najee Harris, will finalize his decision this week during the lead-up to the Army All-American Bowl, Scout.com’s Brandon Huffman reported Sunday:
— Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) January 1, 2017
Harris, a 6-foot-3, 226-pound back from Antioch (Calif.) High, committed to Alabama all the way back in April of 2015. Michigan appears to be the most likely team to steal his commitment from the Crimson Tide, which would give the Wolverines the top wide receiver — Donovan Peoples-Jones committed in December — and running back prospects in the nation for the 2017 class, according to 247Sports.
Michigan currently has the No. 4 class in the country according to 247Sports, with one 5-star recruit (Peoples-Jones) and 16 4-star recruits.
Swiping Harris from Alabama would arguably be the biggest move of this recruiting cycle and would give the running game of Jim Harbaugh’s program a needed boost. It feels unlikely that this will actually happen, but we’ll know for sure by Saturday.
You can watch some of Harris’ highlights below: