Drake Harris commits to Michigan State

Dylan Burkhardt
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harrisprofile052411[1]2014 guard/wide receiver Drake Harris announced his intentions to attend Michigan State this evening. Harris, who plans to play both football and basketball in college, announced his decision at a press conference at Grand Rapids Christian High School.

Harris had narrowed his list to three finalists, Michigan State, Michigan and Notre Dame, before settling on the Spartans. While Harris had an official offer from Michigan on the gridiron, added after a very impressive performance at Michigan’s football camp, basketball coach John Beilein never formally extended an offer.

John Beilein has extended three official scholarship offers to class of 2014 prospects at this juncture; to Devin Booker, Keita Bates-Diop and Trevon Bluiett.

Harris is one of the top prospects in the state of Michigan, in both sports, but is thought to have greater potential on the football field where his size and athleticism has game changing ability at the next level.

Former Michigan recruiting target, 2013 Flint guard Monte Morris is also off the board. Morris verbally committed to Iowa State this evening in front of friends and family at Flint Beecher High School.

  • Steve2081

    Damn. Would have loved to have him on the football team.

  • KRN

    Not a big deal. Pretty clear that the staff likes Booker more. Good luck to Harris (except against us).

  • Erob

    Best of luck to Drake and Monte.

  • A2JD

    He would’ve been valuable on the football team and helpful on the hoops team. It’s a shame to see him go green and gold.

  • Wayman Britt

    That’s different that Monte Morris is going to Iowa State. I really like his game. I hope he has a good career.

    • Steve2081

      Yeah I like his game too. Should be cool to see him and Walton go head to head when the Cyclones come to town season after next.

  • Hoiberg is finding alot of talent in the great state of Michigan..I assumed drake was msu all the way, no big shocker..lets get kennard..love that kids game..

    • SBell

      Hoiberg has little to do with it, all assistant coach Cornell Mann.

  • SamGoBlue

    I hope Harris focuses his career on basketball, where I think his upside is a little more limited.