Commit Capsule: Drake Harris

Everything you need to know about the newest Wolverine commit, four-star Grand Rapids Christian wide receiver Drake Harris.

Drake Harris profile

Vitals: 6-3/175, has not been recorded in a forty.

His Recruitment: A highly regarded basketball prospect since middle school, Harris exploded onto the football scene as a sophomore. In that first varsity season, he lead the Eagles deep into the playoffs with acrobatic catches and giving them a vertical threat in the passing game. The June before his junior season (2012), he committed to Michigan State, citing a desire to play both sports. After a sterling junior campaign in which he earned All-State honors and dazzled spectators at Ford Field with his performance in the state title game, one in which his Christian team prevailed, he decided football would be his main sport and decommitted from Michigan State in March after visiting several schools in the Winter. Following visits to Michigan and Ohio State, Harris committed to the Wolverines the weekend of their spring game.

Scouting Report: As far as leaping ability, ball skills and ability to go high and grab passes, Harris has elite ability in that department. He has exceptional ability to high point the football and his 39-inch vertical leap allows him to go up high above defenders. In his high school offense, he's used quite a bit as a deep threat and also on short drags, which have shown some of his run after the catch ability. For a long striding kid, he has good elusiveness. The best word to describe his game is smooth. He's effortless in his change of direction and really everything he does on the field.

Having just begun to fully dedicate himself to football, Harris is going to concentrate on adding strength and bulk in the weight room and that is one department he needs to make strides in. He's willing as a blocker, but the added strength is needed. There are questions about his level of competition. He hasn't seen a ton of top corners one on one, but has gone up against some good athletes and teams which double teamed him and they haven't been successful in slowing him down.

Impact: The perception is that Michigan has not pulled in a top flight receiver prospect the last few years. Amara Darboh was a four-star who has a chance to make an impact this season along with Jehu Chesson. Last year's class provided size in 6'2 C'Sonte York and Da'Mario Jones and 6'5 Jaron Dukes. Harris is going to enroll early and has the talent to potentially play right away. The expectations will be high. The biggest things for him will be adding some size and adjusting to the speed and physicality of college corners.

Ranking: Harris is currently the number one player in the Midwest, state of Michigan, and a four-star prospect. Can he get to five? It's possible. He has not gone to really any football camps, and seeing him against some top guys at the NIKE Camps or The Opening may be what he needs to get there.

Bottom Line: It was a little bit of a surprise that things ended this quickly, especially after a good visit to Ohio State, but the Wolverines had been steadily building momentum with Harris. He wears number one in high school, will he be the next? Only time will tell.

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