Michigan Football recruiting: Damien Harris decommits

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Damien Harris

It had been rumored for a few weeks and finally came to fruition today, the nation’s top ranked running back in the 2015 class, Damien Harris, has decommitted from Michigan. Harris is a special talent and losing him is a big blow.

According to his coach, Michigan is still his top choice, but he wants to consider other options. Those options seem to be schools like Florida, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

Harris had a monster junior season in which he rolled up 2,621 rushing yards on 220 carries (11.9 ypc) and a whopping 42 touchdowns. He was named Kentucky’s Gatorade Player of the Year.

It’s no coincidence that Michigan offered 2015 running back Johnny Frasier (Princeton, New Jersey) a scholarship yesterday. There are several other top backs in the 2015 class that the Wolverines are in the mix for, including local prospect Mike Weber (Detroit Cass Tech).

[Michigan Football Weekly: Running back outlook and off season notes]

Regrettably, some fans have taken to twitter and attacked Harris’ decision. How quickly we forget this is a 16 year old kid who is still just a junior in high school. People need to chill out.

Meanwhile, Michigan remains in the hunt for 5-star defensive tackle Malik McDowell.

Harris’ decommitment, leaves Michigan’s 2015 class with 4 players; defensive back Shaun Crawford, kicker Andrew David, defensive back Tyree Kinnel, and offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr.

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  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Seemed inevitable. They always seem to say that despite the decommit that the school remains his #1 choice. Just talk. Very disappointing.

  • Meral Kazan

    I smell foul play, his coach knew Al Borgess, would that have anything to do?

  • J & D Fuller

    How disappointing…must not be “my word is solid as an oak” kinda guy. Well, buh-bye! Onward we surge for a true Michigan man!