HAYWARD, Calif. -- Five-star Antioch (Calif.) running back Najee Harris joked after a long day at the Passing Down 7on7 NorCal regional that he was getting old, and while he may look like a man amongst boys, his best football is clearly ahead of him.
Just over a week ago, the Old Man visited the California campus, and while the main purpose was for an interview with Tom Lemming, he took the opportunity to check in on the Golden Bears, who are still pursuing one of the top players in the 2017 class, despite his commitment to Alabama.
"I saw practice, and I talked to everybody," Harris said. "I talked to KP [Cal's director of player development, Kevin Parker]. KP's my dude, right there. I actually really like Cal."
Harris briefly got to speak with new offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, as well.
"We just meet-and-greet each other at first, and I didn't really get to sit down and talk to him, but I talked with [Sonny] Dykes, mostly," said Harris. "[Spavital] is installing stuff mostly, but he showed me this thing that you put on -- the virtual reality stuff. That stuff is crazy. He said it's going to be better for him to know what mistakes and what reads the quarterbacks make. He's really into that stuff. We didn't really sit down and talk, because he was doing the practice, but I'm going to talk with him in the future, most likely."
The newest toy in Cal's toy box certainly intrigued Harris, who'd never seen anything like it.
"That was my first time seeing it," Harris said. "I've seen it on Call of Duty, but I haven't seen this. It was dope. Say, I'm the running back, and it's like you're lining up right by the quarterback, and you can see his snaps and everything. It's dope. You can see his reads. It's dope, man. That's hella futuristic, right there."null