Apparently, a spring football game is worthwhile.
Today, the day after Grand Rapids Christian receiver Drake Harris endured the cold and snow at Michigan Stadium, the 2014 prospect committed to U-M.
Harris announced his decision on Twitter around 1 p.m., tweeting: "Just officially committed to The University Of Michigan!"
Though he's the sixth recruit in the class, he's instantly the highest profile and maybe the most important.
His talent has the 6-foot-3, 175-pounder ranked as Scout.com's No. 3 receiver nationally, a rare designation for a player from a northern state.
But just as important for the Wolverines -- whose move to a pro-style offense certainly helped -- is the way Harris made his decision.
After initially committing to Michigan State last year after the Spartans told him he could play football and basketball, he reconsidered his options after a standout football season. He visited other schools and spent quite a bit of time at U-M basketball games in February and March.
Harris officially decommitted from MSU in mid-March, and the push for him has been on from many big-time schools, including Alabama, Florida and Ohio State.
Because the commitment is only verbal, it is not binding, and nothing is official until he signs in February.
Yet U-M has a policy that it expects its commits not to visit other schools or risk losing his spot.
Making the move from MSU to U-M stirred up some affiliated with MSU, including MSU's 2013 signee, Birmingham Brother Rice linebacker Jon Reschke, who tweeted: "Lol there's a big target on his head now" and "Utmost respect for Drake as a person/player. Absolutely no respect for the decision. I said no, he definitely could have also. Oh well."
The other U-M commitments tweeted their support, and those who are not permitted by NCAA rules, like current U-M quarterback Devin Gardner, remained vague.
Gardner's tweet: "Weapons, weapons, and more weapons!! #GoBlue"
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