Drake Harris talks Performance and Peppers

Michigan commit, Drake Harris earned a trip to The Opening this July at the NFTC in Chicago last weekend. GBW caught up with Harris, as he talked about his performance, his building relationship with fellow commit, Maurice Ways, his recruitment of Jabrill Peppers and if will be a Wolverine commit and more.***Watch Full Video Interview***

ADDISON, Ill.--2014 Michigan commit, Drake Harris, came to the Nike Football Training Combine in Chicago to prove he is worthy of his praise and accolades that come with being the Scout.com No.3 overall wide receiver.

Mission accomplished.

As Harris used his length and ball skills to earn an invite to The Opening in Eugene, Ore. this July.

"I feel I did good," said Harris, who stars for Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.) High. "The competition was great. The corners came ready to play. I feel like I got off the ball and caught some nice passes and ran some crisp routes."

While Harris did achieve an invite to The Opening, he fell short in the voting for camp WR MVP honors.

"I mean, yeah, it was a goal of mine," Harris explained. "I don't disagree, the kid played well. I feel like I played really well, too. So I was a little disappointed, I feel like when I come up, that I played 100 percent and did great. So I was a little disappointed. But I'm happy I got my invite to ‘The Opening'."

At 6-foot-3, 175-pounds, Harris headlines Michigan's 2014 class. He is rated a four-star prospect, and while he was at the NFTC, he said he was actively recruiting Jamarco Jones and Lawrence Marshall to join him at U-M.

Fellow Michigan commit, Maurice Ways, was also in attendance. Harris was able to give his full evaluation of his future Wolverine teammate.

"Big, tall, lengthy receiver. He can get off the ball, great hand eye coordination," said Harris, on his thoughts on the Detroit Country Day standout.

"Oh yeah, I can't wait (to play with Ways',) Me and him always talk about how we can't wait to get on campus and do great things there. We're smelling roses right now and trying to win a national championship."

Harris, who committed to Michigan on April 14, said he has no regrets since committing last month.

"It's been great," Harris said. "My day, my mom, they all wanted me to go to Michigan. So it's just the right, right place for me. I can't wait to get on campus next year. I'm graduating this year, so I will be able to get there pretty early. I just can't wait to get there and start working with coach (Jeff Hecklinski), coach (Brady) Hoke and all of them."

Another big weekend looms in Ann Arbor for Harris and Co., as he plans on visiting campus and further building relationships with fellow commits and recruits.

"Just building friendships with them. And Moe is coming up there too. Just interacting with all those guys and starting new friendships," Harris said.

Jabrill Peppers, out of Paramus Catholic (N. J.)High, is one of Michigan's top remaining prospects for the 2014 class. Harris has reached out to the five-star prospect, Peppers, via Twitter, text messaging and phone calls-- with one message in mind.

"Just Michigan, Michigan. If he wants to come win national championships and go to the Rose Bowl, then he needs to comes to Michigan," Harris said. "He would be great fit with us. He is a tremendous athlete and a great player. And he is good person and just a good person to talk to. So I have been talking to him for a while trying to get him to come here. I seen that his teammate just committed. So I feel that will (get him.)"

When asked if he thinks Michigan has a good chance of landing Peppers' after their private conversations?

Harris replied, "I'll just say we have good chance."

Do you feel good where things stand with Peppers?

"I feel great!" Harris replied with a coy smile confidently.

In the meantime, Harris said he's planning on enjoying his time off AAU basketball and will continue his football training this summer.

"Relaxing," Harris said with a smile. "I mean, I'm not going to tournaments every weekend. I'm still everyday of the week, I'm trying to lift. I'm just doing speed stuff and working with my quarterback and all that stuff. Since I just got inivite to ‘The Opening,' going out there. And probably doing a couple other camps."

For the complete interview with Drake Harris—click on the video below.

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