Sport Nation's No. 1 prospect sticking with Alabama

23:05  08 january  2017
23:05  08 january  2017 Source:   Scout.com

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Nation ' s No . 1 overall prospect , Rashan Gary. “If you want to be a great football player and that’s your primary, primary focus is to play football and do it at a high level, and while you are at it get a degree, that’s Alabama .” Academics is a big sticking point for Coney when it comes to her son’s college decision, and she walked away impressed with the Crimson Tide’s academic presentation.

Running back is one of Alabama ’s top priorities in the Class of 2017, but I expect Alabama to sign only two tailbacks. That’s a change from the three I expected last month. Najee Harris is the big name on this list. He’s the nation ’ s No . 1 overall recruit. With that distinction, other programs are going In the end, I think he sticks with Alabama , but I am definitely not confident right now. Brian Robinson, a 4-star prospect , has been committed to Alabama for several months now and I don’t see him in another jersey than the Tide’s. He grew up an Alabama fan and has dreamed about playing for the Tide.

Antioch's Najee Harris during the National Anthem as he gets set to play in his final high school game as the Antioch Panthers prepare to take on the Monte Vista Mustangs in the North Coast Section Division 1 football championship at Dublin high school in Dublin, California, on Saturday December 3, 2016. © Michael Macor, The Chronicle Najee Harris Following a week of confirmed and many unconfirmed reports, the saga surrounding America's premiere college football prospect has come to an end. 

Brandon Huffman has confirmed with Najee Harris that the running back will be sticking with his longtime Alabama Crimson Tide commitment and will enroll in the coming week, saying "I'm here at Alabama and going to 'Bama."

The five-star Antioch (Calif.) running back entered the week expecting to head to his school of choice, between Alabama, Michigan and Cal, without advance public notice. He reversed course on Saturday following his final high school performance, the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. 

Harris originally committed to Alabama in April 2015 before taking official visits to UCLA, Cal and Michigan in addition to a trip to Tuscaloosa in November. Should he follow through with his enrollment plans, he would mark the first Scout.com No. 1 overall prospect secured by Nick Saban during his tenure with the Crimson Tide. 

http://www.scout.com/player/191061-najee-harris?s=14

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