Recruiting & Scouting

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: GRC'S Harris de-commits from MSU

   | Scott Burnstein

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: GRC'S Harris de-commits from MSU

GRAND RAPIDS – With big-time Division I college scholarship offers piling up at his feet at the most rapid of clips, Grand Rapids Christian’s Drake Harris finally made official on Monday what had been anticipated and expected for months: the superstar 6-foot-4 wide receiver de-committed from Michigan State.

One of the nation’s top recruits on the gridiron in the Class of 2014, Harris had committed to the Spartans for basketball and football last year.

Following a monumental, record-breaking junior season (over 2,000 yards in pass-catches) last fall where he led his team to a state title, the two-sport playmaker decided that he would focus solely on the game of football.

When that information dropped in early January, experts figured it was only a matter of time before Harris broke ties from his pledge to become a Spartan and open back up his recruitment to the larger, more high-profile national programs that were sure to and did quickly come calling.

Rated as high as the No. 1 split end in the country by some experts, he has accumulated close to two dozen scholarship offers from BCS schools, including defending National Champion Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Ohio State and Michigan, among a throng of others.

His 2,016 yards receiving in 2012 broke the single-season MHSAA record and put in him in some pretty rarified air, making him only the 12th prepster of all-time to reach the 2,000-yard plateau.

Back on Friday, Harris, a heady and scintillating floor general on the hardwood, guided his high school hoop squad to a district crown.

Reports and sightings place Harris in Ann Arbor visiting with members of the Michigan program that past few weekends. Harris texted the news of his de-commitment to Monday afternoon.