Drake Harris is still a verbal commitment to Michigan State, but just not for Tom Izzo and the basketball program anymore. He will also visit a couple other schools.
MSU football coach Mark Dantonio told the Grand Rapids Christian junior that they would recruit him even more intensely now than ever.
“He was great with it,” Harris told the Free Press tonight. “He told me they wanted me and they were going to recruit me even harder now and that they’re always going to be here. He told me I should go take visits so I know for sure where I want to go.”
Harris was initially looking at schools that had both solid basketball and football programs, but now that he will only be playing football he might look at a school with a bit more talent than the current Spartans football team. This could be bad news for Dantonio.
“I’m not going to play basketball in college,” Harris said. “I’m just playing football, and Izzo was OK with it and everything. I told Dantonio that I wanted to open my recruiting back up to look at some other schools, too.
The reason why I committed to Michigan State was to play basketball also, so I want to open it up and look at some of the bigger football schools to give it an equal chance.’’
Harris is a four star athlete in both football and basketball, but now could be a major addition to a football program who didn’t even think he could be available.
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Harris committed to MSU last summer, and apparently will visit Ohio State. That would just be the Spartans worst nightmare.