As the Wolverines continue to transition back to a more traditional offensive attack, Brady Hoke and staff have been looking far and wide for running backs who fit that style. Identifying one can be difficult but it appears Michigan has one in sight. Downington East high school's Drew Harris pack's a punch when carrying the ball, something he himself and the Wolverine coaching staff enjoy.
"Coach Mallory said they're going back to the power running style and that they want me to visit," Harris told GBW. When asked what type of offense he would prefer, a spread or pro style, the answer was simple. "Traditional."
With the addition of running back Thomas Rawls in the 2011 recruiting class, it appears that was the beginning of bringing in true power backs once again at Michigan. At 6'1 and 205 pounds, the 4 star PA prospect could be the next and Harris lets it be known that he wants to be a workhorse out of the backfield.
"I'm looking at the offense and coaching staff, and how much they're (the school he chooses) going to run the ball."
As far as where this recruitment stands for one of the top players in the state of Pennsylvania, Harris appears to be taking a patient approach.
"I haven't really narrowed it down. Once I start taking my visits and actually get the feel for schools I'll start."
One of those schools on the powerful running backs list that could be in line for a visit is Michigan, which has built a strong relationship with the young man.
"I really get along with the coaching staff, I want to get up there and visit, get a feel for it and get more information.," Drew mentioned to GBW, "I'm not sure (if he'll take an official visit to Michigan), I just want to get up there first."
It looks more and more like this recruitment won't heat up until late into the fall but if the Wolverines can nab a visit from the punishing tailback, Michigan will certainly give themselves a chance.
Drew Harris taking his time
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