Najee Harris, running back, Alabama
— Jesse Reed (@JesseReed78) June 7, 2017
You know the drill. Every year, ‘Bama shuffles out a new crop of unbelievably talented running backs.
This year is no different. Harris was one of the top prospects in the nation and was the No. 1 running back in the 2017 class. He was a three-year stud at Antioch High School, rushing for 7,813 yards and 93 touchdowns from 2014-16.
“Najee had a great spring,” Nick Saban said during the SEC’s spring football teleconference (h/t 247Sports). “It was a learning experience for him both on and off the field. But a fine young person who is going to be a really, really good player. I think his knowledge and experience of the game in the spring is going to be very beneficial.”
So, while it’s true the Crimson Tide already feature the likes of Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough, don’t think for a second that Harris won’t get an immediate opportunity to show off his chops as a freshman.
Saban loves to pound defenses into submission with a relentless wave of running backs. Harris will be a big part of that wave in 2017.