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.
Michigan Investigated By Feds
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35