Ryan Day explains why Alabama RB Najee Harris is the most versatile player Buckeyes have played
Najee Harris has proven himself to be one of the best running backs in college football this year. As such, count Ohio State head coach Ryan Day among his fans.
Day talked-up Harris ahead of No. 3 Ohio State playing No. 1 Alabama on Monday night in the College Football Playoff Championship. Harris has been a major reason why the Crimson Tide have found success this year on offense, rolling over every opponent this year.
Day went so far as to say that Harris “is probably the most versatile guy we’ve seen all year.”
“Yeah, I think Najee Harris is playing at a high level this season. I think that a big part of it is the offensive line, the tight ends, how well they block. But he’s running really hard. When you get him to the second level he can make guys miss in a variety of ways. I think he runs hard,” Day said via 247Sports.
“He falls forward a lot. He’s also done a good job in the pass game, in protection. He’s caught balls as a receiver. He’s caught balls coming out of the backfield, his check-downs. So he’s a complete back. Very versatile.”
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Last week, Harris won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back. The award is certainly deserved.
This season, the senior running back had 1,387 rushing yards with 24 touchdowns.
Day certainly doesn’t have a slouch in the running back department either in Trey Sermon, a player who has been nothing short of dominant during the postseason to date.