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Alabama commit Najee Harris’ saga is over, and the running back is reportedly fully onboard with the Crimson Tide.

A fantastic report over at SEC Country by Alabama beat reporter Chris Kirschner details the drama on the back-and-forth between Jim Harbaugh’s recruitment of Harris and Nick Saban pushing back on the other end (which you should absolutely check out). But Kirschner details the one defining moment after a Harbaugh satellite camp at Harris’ high school and a visit to Michigan had Alabama antsy.

“A key moment in Harris’ recruitment was when Saban and Lupoi flew to Northern California for their in-home visit. There, Saban and Lupoi met Harris’ mother at work, went to Malu’s gym and had dinner at Harris’ home. Though the Michigan visit went well, that in-home visit with Alabama was the deciding point in this recruitment, according to a source.”

Harris would eventually fly to Alabama after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, ending all speculation that he would flip to Michigan and landing with quarterback teammate Tua Tagovailoa.

With his recruitment pretty much wrapped up, we’ll see if the No. 1 overall recruit pans out to be just as good as he’s projected.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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