When the Michigan coaches set up the 2013 BBQ at the Big House the main running back target they expected to recruit and sway was the #1 back in the 2014 class, Leonard Fournette. However, he was not able to make it. But that didn\’t effect the Wolverines from adding a top flight running field as the #3 RB and #20 overall player in 2015, Damien Harris decided to become a Wolverine!
|Damien Harris #34, RB (via 247sports.com)|
Growing up a fan of the Maize and Blue, Harris has been a top recruiting target ever since he blew up as a freshmen. It was seen as a battle between Michigan and OSU for one of the nations best players. However, after the addition of the #3 overall player in the class, George Campbell, Harris knew he was ready to join the Wolverines and their top flight recruiting classes.
Harris is a powerful back that has agility and elite speed to be a superstar. Offensive coordinator, Al Borges has to be as ecstatic as the recruiting world is with the fact that he will have three elite level backs in Harris, Derrick Green and DeVeon Smith to fully implement his pro-style offense.
The commitment does not exactly come as a shock since Harris has been a known fan of the Wolverines since he was little. But the fact that he actually pulled the trigger before the start of his junior season shows exactly how much he really loves Michigan. Now, it\’s time for him and Campbell to team up and put together one of the best recruiting classes in program history.
40 Yard Dash: 4.44
As for the Rest of the Class
Harris is the 4th member of an, expected, smaller class. He is the 2nd five star and 2nd top 20 recruit. But there is a very good chance that he is not the last.
With Harris and Campbell already on board more than a year and a half before the 2015 National Signing Day, the two have a long time to recruit the biggest and best players in the class, including #1 overall, DE Jashon Cornell who really seems to be interested. Other top targets include CB Shaun Crawford (#49 overall), RB Mike Weber (#294 overall), RB Jacques Patrick (#231 overall), NT Tim Settle (#7 overall), DE Josh Alabi (#51 overall), WR Brian Cole (#147 overall) and DT Hjate Froholdt (#14 overall).