Antioch (Calif.) running back Najee Harris breaks down some of the suitors coming after him the hardest

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- 2017 No. 1 overall prospect Najee Harris talks about his day at the Kenion Training 7on7 Kickoff, and the latest in his recruitment.

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- No. 1 overall 2017 prospect Najee Harris committed to Alabama back in April, but, to hear him tell it, the five-star running back is still wide open.

"Michigan, Ohio State, of course Cal and USC, UCLA, Washington's been coming -- pretty much everybody," Harris said after he and TMP Elite won the Kenion Training 7on7 Kickoff on Sunday. "Alabama, of course, they came. I'm visiting Ohio State pretty soon. That's it so far. That's one place I do want to visit, the most. That's the only one I know for sure I'm going to. I don't know the rest."

Harris said that his mother is "cool with everybody," coming at him, though there are whispers that she'd prefer schools closer to home.

The home town team -- the Golden Bears -- have upped their pursuit lately, with head coach Sonny Dykes swinging by Harris's Antioch (Calif.) High School before National Signing Day.

"They can't talk to me that much, because of the rules," Harris said. "They invited me to Junior Day, stuff like that."

Harris wasn't able to make Cal's Junior Day on Saturday because of track practice, but he intends to see the Bears again, soon.

"Oh, yeah, I'm going out to Cal again," Harris said. 

Harris is running the 4x100, the 100-meter, the 200-meter and the 400m.

"That's a crazy race," said Harris of the 400, which he hasn't yet run in competition. His best time in the 100 is 11.72 seconds. "They said only if they need somebody to run the 400, I'll run it."

As for the commitment to Alabama, Harris is still "open to everybody."

"I want to see what else is out there," Harris said. "I just don't want to look at one school. I want to go out and see more stuff."

Harris got a slow start in Sunday's 7on event, playing outside receiver, with a couple of drops, but he made up for that with several acrobatic, one-handed leaping grabs, and some catches in traffic for touchdowns.

"Horrible, horrible," he said of his performance. "I did horribly."

Even when presented with his catches from later in the day, he still qualifies his performance as "horrible," muttering it over and over again.

"You've got to start off good, and finish good," Harris said. "You start off horrible, it's horrible. It's not what I want."

Winning the title, though, did bring a smile to his face.

"Well, yeah," he laughed.


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