Antioch (Ca.) RB Najee Harris is in Seattle and he visited Montlake on Saturday during UW's Junior Day event

Washington got a visit from the nation's top player, Antioch (Ca.) RB Najee Harris, over the weekend...

Washington played host to over 60 recruits during their Junior Day event on Saturday, but one in particular had the Husky coaches on their toes -- the nation's top recruit -- Najee Harris.

The talented runner led Antioch to an 11-1 record by posting nearly 2,800 yards rushing and scoring 36 touchdowns. He also had five receptions for 129 yards and three more touchdowns as a receiver and posted 10 tackles and a fumble recovery in part-time duty on defense.

Harris is widely consider one of the top two or three players in the nation and Scout.com has him rated as the top player, regardless of position, in their rankings.

Some might wonder why Washington made Harris' visit list, but when you take into consideration that he spent several years living in the Seattle area when he was younger and he still has a lot of family in the area, things start to become a little clearer.

Then throw in the fact that the Huskies have a very solid presence in northern California and you can start to understand why he at least wanted to come up and meet with the coaches and see what the program is all about.

While Harris has been clear that he is firmly committed to Alabama, he has offers from schools from across the country and, besides his visit to Seattle, he's also planning trips to see schools like Ohio State, Michigan and LSU among others this spring and summer.

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