#1 Overall 5* RB Najee Harris Sets Official VIsit to UM

Submitted by Indonacious on November 16th, 2016 at 6:35 PM

Sam Webb Retweeted Brandon Huffman

The nation's top player has set his official visit to #Michigan.

Brandon Huffman@BrandonHuffman

Antioch (Calif.) five-star running back Najee Harris talks UCLA official visit, future visits w/@scoutrecruiting ($) http://www.scout.com/college/football/recruiting/story/1728352-5-star-najee-harris-talks-ucla-official-visit 


Getting him back on campus is big news, and hopefully signals his interest level.



November 17th, 2016 at 9:45 AM ^

I agree that getting Akers would keep him away from OSU, which would be good. But he's always been a longshot. 

I don't get the "system" thing, though. Michigan's "system" currently incorporates backs of all shapes and sizes, and they're all performing well. Isaac is 6'3", 230 lbs. and solid all-around, Smith is 6'0", 230 and more power than speed, Evans is 5'11", 185 and quick with very little power, and Higdon is 5'10", 195 with quickness and a little power.

There are various types of backs who can succeed at Michigan, and I think both Akers and Harris fit what we want.

Eat Your Wheatlies

November 17th, 2016 at 11:23 AM ^

I guess I just look at it that Coach Harbaugh seems to prefer someone in the Smith mold, but I guess that is a product of this pass-pro skills. I think (but could be wrong) that if he had a workhorse-type back that could still break the big play then he might prefer that. Again, I'd be happy with either, but my preference would be Akers if given the choice.


November 16th, 2016 at 7:01 PM ^

It's not shaping up to be a great day to visit based on the weather. 70 on Friday and 40 on Saturday. I guess it gives him an idea of what to expect while he is going here for 3-4 years.