In the end, Najee Harris stuck with Alabama.
The 5-star running back — and the nation’s top recruit — had said he hadn’t decided between the Crimson Tide or Michigan. But SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner reports that the running back won’t flip to the Wolverines.
According to Kirschner, Harris has arrived in Tuscaloosa and will enroll early.
The 6-foot-3, 226-pound running back from Antioch, Calif., had been committed to Alabama since 2015, but Michigan hoped to flip him.
At the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Land of 10’s Jeremy Birmingham reported Saturday that Harris hadn’t decided yet and that he would fly home to California. But on Sunday, Harris landed in Alabama.
Alabama commit Tua Tagvoailoa previously told SEC Country that he planned on Harris being his roommate in Alabama — and that the two of them would be on the same flight to Alabama.
It seems that’s the case.
Najee Harris was on the same flight as Tua, per @DrewChamplin. So I guess this was planned out earlier this week already, as Tua said.
— Brandon Justice (@LandOfJustice) January 8, 2017
Even though Michigan couldn’t flip the No. 1 overall prospect, 247 Sports still ranks Michigan’s 2017 class No. 4 nationally. Only Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia are ranked higher. The Michigan class includes 5-star WR Donovan Peoples-Jones.