Visit Strengthens Wolverine Lead for Harris

Madison Southern (Ky.) sophomore running back Damien Harris talks about his visit to Michigan and what has the Wolverines high on his list.

Damien Harris made the trip up from Kentucky to Ann Arbor today and saw an exciting game and a last second win for Michigan.

"Just the fact that it was the 900th win and the atmosphere, the fans, the game, the players, I never would have imagined that it would be like this. Everybody always talks about how Michigan has the best fan base, the best atmosphere, but I never dreamed that it would be like this," he said.

Harris already holds an offer from the Wolverines, one he earned after they saw him perform at their camp in June. He had a chance to speak with the coaches more today.

"They just kind of told me to make sure that, whenever I'm ready to come here, to let them know, so I can get established in the program. They told me not to try to wait too long and as soon as I'm ready to make a decision, to let them know."

Harris holds several other offers, but has not visited any other schools this year.

"Not recently," he said of visits. "Actually, the last school I went to was Michigan and the fact that I'm coming back again, it just adds to the favoritism I have for them, so they're just number one right now."

On future visits to other schools, Harris said, "I don't know. It just depends on how the rest of the season goes and how my offseason goes."

As for the lead the Wolverines have built, Harris says it is a combination of things that has them there.

"They're number one for right now. Playing in front of 113,000 people. That's every football player's dream and just the history and tradition behind this program, it's definitely one I'd want to play for."

That said, do not expect a commitment any time soon.

"I don't want to make my decision too early. I'd rather wait than make it early because then I'll know that I'll have at least thought it through enough instead of rushing it and feeling like I made a bad decision, but probably my junior year. I don't know if it will be beginning, middle, or end, but it will be somewhere in that time frame."

On the season thus far, Harris has 1,701 yards rushing and 36 touchdowns.

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