The momentum continues. Michigan landed another one of the premier offensive players in the 2015 class Monday afternoon in the form of running back Damien Harris out of Madison Southern High School in Berea, Kentucky.
The fourth commit of this class so far, Harris is a four-star prospect and fourth at his position, according to the 247 Composite rankings, but expect that to rise before his high school career is all said and done, as he is only going into his junior year and has room to add strength and become a more complete back.
Damien Harris is a speed back, clocking in at around 4.40 for his 40 yard dash time. He has quick feet and is a very balanced runner. He has very good vision as a runner and when he sees an opening, he exploits it. Harris is a home run threat that every great offense needs to have.
Harris’ commitment comes on the heels of landing another big playmaker over the weekend in the form of five-star wideout George Campbell, who it appears had a big impact on getting him to commit so soon. As we wrote over the weekend, Campbell’s commitment puts to rest any notion that Brady Hoke cannot land high profile skill guys, and Damien Harris’ commitment furthers that point.
Michigan likely takes one more running back for the class of 2015, with the front runners to fill that spot being Jacques Patrick or Mike Weber. Either would be a good compliment to what they’ve brought in with Damien Harris.
2015 is going to be much bigger class than the one Michigan currently is trying to round out, and it has the potential to be even better. It’s quite a different feeling as someone who follows a team that almost anyone Hoke wants, he can get. It will go a long way to returning the Michigan football program to where it needs to be and beyond.
- George Campbell Commits to Michigan: What Does it Mean For the Rest of the 2015 Class? (bleedbluerecruiting.com)
- Quick Analysis Series: George Campbell (bleedbluerecruiting.com)