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).
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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