“It has picked up for the better in terms of how they are coming at me," Harris said. "They want me to know how interested they are and how much they like my game”.
Harris spoke with both Amaker and Jackson in the hours after Alex Legion de-committed last week to re-affirm his interest in the Wolverines. He chatted again with Jackson just yesterday, and received further proof that the Michigan coaching staff feels that Ann Arbor is where he should spend his collegiate career.
“Our conversations went real good," Harris said. "They told me how interested they were in me and that they would like for me to visit the campus as soon as possible. I want to get up there and talk to them face to face to see what the plan is for me at Michigan.”
“(Coach Amaker) was calm," recalled Harris. "He told me he liked my game. Just the interest from him was cool in itself. I feel comfortable talking with him. Coach Jackson is a real cool person too someone I feel I can talk to also”.
While it's clear that Michigan has put "Manny" in their crosshairs, they are by no means the only program to do so. Other schools have been consistently knocking on his door. Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl and an assistant were in Detroit a few weeks back to check out Harris' game. Marquette has called, as have UCLA assistant Ernie Ziegler, Illinois assistant Tracy Webster, and Wisconsin coaches Bo Ryan and Howard Moore. Marquette seemingly has special appeal since he has a sister that attends the school. However, Harris indicated that will not have an effect on his choice.
“That might be the best place for her it might not necessarily be the best place for me," he said. "I have to do what is in my best interest”.
For the time being, Harris is taking all of the attention in stride. All of the fuss has been flattering, but he will not let it alter his plan.
“I am enjoying the recruiting process so far," Harris said. "My timetable comes down to how I feel about a certain school and how they feel about me.”
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Harris in the coming weeks.