Top-notch receiver Harris commits to U-M
April, 14, 2013
By Tom VanHaaren | ESPN.com
The 2014 recruiting class for Michigan was already off to a hot start, but an offensive addition to the Wolverines' commit list has added to the excellent haul.
Wide receiver Drake Harris (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) made his commitment to Michigan today while visiting Ann Arbor. The ESPN Watch List receiver's decision came only a month after he decommitted from rival Michigan State.
Dave Telep/ESPN.comMichigan fans should be pleased with Brady Hoke finally landing a top receiver in ESPN Watch List member Drake Harris.
The only knock on Michigan coach Brady Hoke with regard to his recruiting efforts has been the lack of a top-flight receiver. That was to put to rest with the commitment of Harris, as he will likely be one of the top receivers in the country.
Holding offers from Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame and Ohio State among others, Harris could have played anywhere in the country. At 6-foot-4, 185 pounds he brings a lot to the table at his position. He has speed, size and excellent hands that will bode well for Michigan's future offense.
In fact, Michigan's future offense was a big part in landing the talented receiver. Fellow commit, quarterback Wilton Speight (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School), was heavily involved with the recruitment of Harris and believes the addition is something special.
"Drake committing means more than anyone can express," Speight said. "It gives this class and school a tremendous athlete, a huge name to add to our recruiting class, but most importantly a great friend and humble human being."
The two commitments have already forged a good friendship, which likely played a big role in Michigan landing Harris this early in the process. A friendship that will also play a big role in Michigan's offense in the coming years.
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