Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive lineman DaJohn Harris visited Michigan back in September and has set up his second official visit for later this month. The standout tackle said he has about five schools on his list but does he have a leader?
Harris, 6-4, 270 pounds is a top 100 player nationally and one of the most dominant defensive linemen anywhere. He has the frame to grow in to a dominant tackle at the next level but the athleticism to play as a rush end as well.
"Michigan thinks I can play anywhere on the line," Harris said. "They like bigger defensive ends since the Big 10 is a physical conference but I really don't have a preference. I just want on the field, doesn't matter if I'm playing inside or outside.
"At Serra, they move me around a lot. I'm still getting double teamed every play this year and it's been kind of frustrating for me. Some teams will come to the line, find where I'm at and then immediately audible to run the play away from me. With Apaita (Tuihalamaka) out for the season, it has made things a lot harder on me. With him on the opposite side of the line, he was going to demand a lot of attention but now it's all on me."
Along with the Wolverines, Harris is also looking at USC, Oregon, Nebraska, Miami and Washington.
"I have a visit set to Washington for (Nov. 24)," Harris said. "I was thinking about taking a visit this weekend with some of my teammates to Colorado but I have some family flying in so I want to be home to spend some time with them. I'm for sure going to visit Oregon but I don't have a date yet. Miami is a possibility as well and I may visit Washington too.
"USC wants me to visit there but it's so close, I feel like I can just take an unofficial anytime. It just depends on how many visits I have left, I feel like I know the place really well already."
Early in the process, Harris told us USC was a heavy leader but he downplayed that a bit last night.
"I don't really have a leader," Harris said. "I mean, I do but I don't. I just want to go into this recruiting process as open as possible and give every team a fair shot. I don't even know when I'm going to make my decision. I won't drag it out, just when I'm done with my visits and I feel I know where the best place for me is, that's when I'll go ahead and do it."