Alabama and Michigan will be waiting on the edge of their seat for No. 1 overall recruit Najee Harris.
But that wait won’t be a conventional wait for the five-star tailback.
Harris, who is practicing in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-America Bowl on Saturday, said that everyone will find out his college choice after the game. Instead of having a national-TV announcement, Harris said that he’ll get on a plane and fly to wherever he’s going to school.
Yes, Harris plans to enroll early. But no, he doesn’t plan on telling anyone where that will be. He plans on just showing up on campus and starting college next week.
The 6-1, 224-pound California tailback took official visits to both Alabama and Michigan, which are believed to be his final two choices. He’s currently committed to Alabama, but has taken several official visits since giving the tide his verbal pledge in April of 2015 and said he is “undecided.”
Michigan got the last official visit from Harris on Dec. 10, which appeared to go well based on a tweet from his mom:
It's was awesome! Thank you Jim and Sarah harbough you have a beautiful family and to all the wonderful Michigan staff you rock!! Stay warm pic.twitter.com/TEjeGle2eP
— Tianna Hicks (@Thicks2072) December 12, 2016
“I haven’t really been worrying about it,” Harris told 247sports on Monday. “I was much more worried about my season and worried about the game this week and preparing to have a big week. I’m honestly not even thinking about it. I have a game here this week and that’s where my focus is.”
The Wolverines currently have the No. 4-rated class in the 247sports class rankings.
Stealing a commitment from the No. 1 overall player could potentially move the Wolverines into the top two heading into the home stretch of the recruiting season.