Drake Harris Should Stay Committed to Michigan State

By Connor Muldowney
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The Michigan State Spartans are hoping for a recruiting gem to come their way in the near future. Drake Harris is currently committed to the Spartans, but his commitment seems to be up in the air after opening his recruiting back up. The reason for this re-opening of his recruitment? He has received more offers as of late from top football schools like Alabama, Michigan, Florida and Ohio State.

The talented recruit has recently been named the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2014 class and the Grand Rapids, Mich., native looks to be leaning toward the Spartans, but would like to explore his options.

Mark Dantonio has been one of the best coaches in Michigan State football history in his short time with the Spartans and reeling in a player of Harris’ stature would be huge for future recruiting and holds possible championship implications.

Harris has been a Michigan State fan all of his life and many people, including his high school football coach, believe that he is a Spartan for life. The original commitment by Harris was for both football and basketball and the Spartans were the only school to offer the young recruit a scholarship in both.

However, he has since decided to pursue only a football career and put basketball aside. This is another reason that the high school star has decided to open up his recruitment once again.

One person that would be ecstatic to have the star receiver as a teammate for his collegiate career is 2013 Spartan commit Damion Terry. Terry is a four-star quarterback from Pennsylvania, could be the future leader for the Spartans and could be a dynamic duo with Harris in the near future.

With the Spartans coming off a mediocre season–one of the worst in the Dantonio era–they are a team that can only get better. They followed two 11-win seasons with a 7-6 season, but Dantonio and the Spartans are hoping that was just a fluke.

With better offensive play at the quarterback and receiver positions, the Spartans will be a team to be reckoned with for years to come. By the time Harris and Terry are on the field together, this defensive-minded team will be solid on both sides of the ball and worthy of a Big Ten title.

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