The top player in the class of 2017, Antioch (Calif.) running back Najee Harris was among a handful of Alabama Crimson Tide commitments in town over the weekend while the program hosted a big junior day event.
Staying for nearly 48 hours, the five-star said this trip to Tuscaloosa was of the relaxing variety since he has become very familiar with the community.
"It was cool, I was just chilling," he said. "I already seen everything my first time I visited, so this trip was just me chilling."
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Harris reports conistent contact with the coaching staff, especially with assistant coach Tosh Lupoi, who he was able to reconnect with while in town. Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin and many other members of the Alabama coaching staff made it a point to spend some time with him despite dozens of elite uncommitted targets in the classes of 2016, 2017, 2018 and even 2019 in town.
"They just asked what's up and how I'm doing," he said.
The soft-spoken Harris also got a glimpse at what being a member of the Crimson Tide football team is like. Part of this stage of the trip included time with fellow five-star recruit and California native Blake Barnett, who will be competing for the starting quarterback job in 2016.
"He's cool," he said. " He was telling me how it is at 'Bama and that he loves it. He said they treat you like you're a king or something."
Harris, who has been committed to UA for more than 10 months, will continue to take visits elsewhere despite the pledge. Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, USC, UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Georgia and others remain in the mix for his services.