Tianna Hicks, Najee Harris' mother, said that her son is committed to Alabama, despite questions arising after his latest comments.
Najee Harris, the No. 1 recruit in the 2017 class per 247Sports, created a media circus after stating he was "not 100 percent set on Alabama." The running back committed to the Crimson Tide on April 18, 2015, but it appears his commitment could be tested.
Harris said this to USA TODAY:
“I’m going to take my five visits, but I just don’t know where. Let’s say this: My mind isn’t set on Alabama. I’m not 100 percent set on Alabama. I’m trying to see what else is out there for me. As much attention as I’ve gotten, I feel like I have helped my teammates get some offers, too.”
Harris' mother does not agree, and played off the comments as Harris being tired of the recruitment process. In an interview with 247Sports' BamaOnLine, Hicks said this about Harris' recruitment:
“It’s nothing about, ‘I’m not 100 percent committed to Alabama,’ it’s someone taking what he said a different way. He’s more focused on Antioch and finishing up his season, and then he’ll move on to Alabama. I know my boy, it’s probably something he said because he gets irritated with it, so now his response to that question is, ‘I’m committed to Antioch.’”
Harris plans to take official visits at some point before he enrolls to school early. The California native still holds offers from Michigan, UCLA, USC, and more.