According to a source close to 247Sports, 2015 running back Damien Harris is favoring three schools early on in Oregon, Louisville, and Michigan. Of those three schools, only Michigan has offered thus far in his recruitment.
Harris has also received early offers from Illinois, Kentucky, Syracuse, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Ohio, and Fresno State. Western Kentucky and Florida have also shown interest in the 5’11”, 205 pound back who has already camped at Michigan and Kentucky, in addition to unofficially visiting Louisville earlier this month when the Cardinals played the rival Wildcats.
One of the top recruits in the state of Kentucky in 2015, Damien Harris is one of the most prized running backs in the class. He boasts a 4.4 forty time, and he is a warrior in the weight room and can bench 250 and squat 380 already. Last season, he averaged 12 yards per carry and rushed for 11 touchdowns and has reeled off three straight 200+ yard rushing performances to start the season for Madison Southern in Berea, Kentucky.
A running back who knows how to find the end zone, Harris has already rushed for 13 touchdowns this season and is a solid pass-catcher out of the backfield. In his most recent game, he managed to score touchdowns on both of his receptions for a grand total of 89 yards.
It’s great to see that he has already reportedly placed the Oregon Ducks in his top three, considering both Michigan and Louisville have shown considerable early interest- Oregon has not hosted him yet. Meanwhile, Michigan is expected to receive another visit from Harris. There is no doubt that the Kentucky RB is an absolute monster, and it is encouraging for the Ducks to have a high amount of very early interest from a top RB.
It should be noted that Harris has grown up a fan of Michigan, which will no doubt carry a high amount of weight in his mind. They already offered him, but he is a 2015 prospect so things are definitely way in the future for him. Nevertheless, it’s an early three that he is favoring, and it will be interesting to see if/when Oregon decides to offer him and how much they get involved with this top RB.
Right now, Harris is the only back that the Ducks are looking at in 2015 per 247. He has been lighting it up this season, and he is a smart back who has great strength, explosiveness, solid speed, and he can catch.
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