Early Season Film of #1 Prospect Najee Harris

Sep. 28 -- Antioch (Calif.) running back Najee Harris is the No. 1 overall recruit in the Scout 100. Here's a look at the gifted athlete in action so far this season...


Evaluation Update:

Najee Harris is one of those players who don't come along very often. In fact, he could be the best running back prospect to come out of California in the last decade. 

Since everyone loves comparisons, when you look at his size and running style, it's easy to see a lot of Todd Gurley in him. Harris is a well built 6-2.5, 225 pound back who can run between the tackles and has the speed to bounce a run outside and run away from a secondary.

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He runs incredibly hard, never goes down on first or even second contact and is the kind of back capable of wearing down a defense. His stamina and conditioning is off the charts and people close to him have told us he's a workout fanatic and one of the hardest workers in the weight room they have ever seen.

Harris doesn't just have good hands out of the backfield, he's an elite level pass catcher who would be a top 100 player nationally as a receiver. He has dominated at 7v7 events working out as a receiver and catching the ball out of the backfield and being explosive after the catch will be a big part of his game at the next level. 

You never want a jinx a player and use the 'can't miss' label on them but when looking at Harris, it's very difficult to imagine any scenario, outside of injury, where he won't be highly successful and playing on Sundays. 

Recruiting Update:

Harris committed to Alabama way back in April of 2015 and there has always been a ton of discussion if that commitment would stick all the way to Signing Day. Harris has been open about taking other visits and the school creating the most recent buzz has to be Michigan.

Harris not only visited Ann Arbor over the summer, his mother came along with him, something she hadn't done on his other previous visits. Last Spring, it seemed if there was a school that could flip Harris, it would be UCLA or even  USC  but now the Wolverines and to a lesser extent, Ohio State have been mentioned more prominently.

We still feel the Tide is in a good place and they have done a great job recruiting Harris from the beginning. He has visited the campus numerous times, has developed strong friendships with other recruits committed to Bama, loves the offense and the strength and conditioning program and said it just feels like home for him there.

Even more clips from Harris in his senior season:


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