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No. 1 2015 RB has fave five, including Tide, Buckeyes, A&M

Damien Harris

In January, Damien Harris decommitted from Michigan shortly after the firing of offensive coordinator Al Borges.

Nearly seven months later, one of the top players in the Class of 2015 has released a list of his Top Five school — and the Wolverines didn’t make the cut. Even more discouraging for UM? Its hated rival did.

On Twitter Saturday, the Kentucky high school product revealed that Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio State and Texas A&M are, at least for the moment, his five top choices. There is no public front-runner as Harris made sure to note that he was listing the schools in alphabetical order.

Just yesterday, Harris revealed, again via Twitter, that he had received a scholarship offer from A&M.

In June, Florida State, Oregon and, yes, Michigan were on his list of possibilities before being eliminated in the latest cut.

Harris had originally committed to UM in July of 2013. Both Harris and his high school coach, Jon Clark, who was on the staff at Auburn when Borges was with the Tigers, were taken aback by the development, which was likely the impetus for the move to decommit.

Harris is a five-star recruit according to all of the major recruiting services, rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 running back and the No. 4 player at any position in the country.

(Photo credit: Rivals.com)

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12 Responses to “No. 1 2015 RB has fave five, including Tide, Buckeyes, A&M”
  1. soundsofsuccess7 says: Aug 2, 2014 3:53 PM

    Kentucky..????

  2. lbijake says: Aug 2, 2014 4:10 PM

    He may be overqualified For Ohio State as he put the schools in the correct alphabetical order.

  3. canetic says: Aug 2, 2014 4:19 PM

    Talented and smart? Hello, Stanford.

  4. derekgorgonstar says: Aug 2, 2014 4:35 PM

    Derrick Green, DeVeon Smith, Ty Isaac.

    Kid left Michigan out of his top 5 because he’s scared of competition.

  5. mrlaloosh says: Aug 2, 2014 4:47 PM

    Michigan is still in the Big 14?

  6. jrs45 says: Aug 2, 2014 5:01 PM

    Go Bucks!

  7. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 2, 2014 5:14 PM

    I’ve been reading that A&M is the dark horse for Harris. He is apparently a huge Manziel fan.

  8. Deb says: Aug 2, 2014 5:38 PM

    @soundsofsuccess7 …

    He’s a Kentucky high school student and that’s the hometown team. Just watched a great documentary on the 1974 NFL draft, which discussed how teams that year began focusing on small schools rather than traditional football powers. The Steelers opened the door for predominantly black colleges, and the Cowboys helped bring a lot of attention to Tennessee State with the number one pick.

    As an FBS program in the SEC, Kentucky isn’t comparable to Alabama A&M or Tennessee State. But hot prospects don’t have to attend Alabama or Ohio State to wind up having the Hall of Fame careers of ’74 draft picks John Stallworth or Too Tall Jones.

  9. BrownsTown says: Aug 2, 2014 6:55 PM

    If he starts driving a nice car, we’ll know which school he’s going to choose.

  10. jrs45 says: Aug 2, 2014 8:08 PM

    BrownsTown,

    Hopefully he won’t drive it like Josh Gordon lol!!!

  11. tonyricemajorharris says: Aug 3, 2014 8:40 AM

    Recruiting is lame

  12. brianincbus says: Aug 4, 2014 2:47 PM

    Yay, he’s a Buckeye! If he was going to a $EC school he wouldn’t have been able to put them in the correct alphabetical order! Maybe he’ll be Alabama’s 37th signing next year though.

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