One of the top receivers in the Midwest for the 2017 class is Jaylen Harris. The talented Ohio product from Cleveland (Ohio) Heights High has pulled in several offers early in his recruitment.
That trend continued even while up at Tennessee for their spring game when he received some unexpected news by learning he had landed a Wolverine offer from U-M headman himself, Jim Harbaugh.
“When he called me I was at this place called the Cookout and he called me,” Harris told Michigan Insider. “He said he was talking to my coach and we talked about basketball because I play that too. He asked me what was my offer list and then to add Michigan to it. I was smiling from ear to ear. I was very excited.
“It means a lot, but knowing that Michigan and Ohio State is a big rivalry, it is just an honor. Just getting an offer from Coach Jim Harbaugh is just an honor too.”
With an offer in hand from the Maize and Blue, the 6-5, 205-pound wide out now plans to head to Ann Arbor and learn more about the program.
“I am not for sure when I’m going to go down, but I know sometime in June,” said Harris. “I just want to get to know the coaching staff and meet some of the players and tour the campus.”
The Wolverines are recruiting Harris for wide receiver and many other of the nation’s most prestigious programs feel the same with that blend of size and speed he possess. Still, a few schools are sticking out to the four star prospect at the moment.
“I like Tennessee a lot and I’ve been hearing from Ohio State, Alabama and you got to like them with them being two of the best schools in the country,” said Harris.
Despite all the offers, Harris has many months to ponder his decision and find that right school and knows the criteria he will be looking for.
“I want to see if I can relate to the coaches, their coaching style and figuring the best school that can get me the ball in the best way,” said Harris.