The Detroit News is reporting that Corperryale “Manny” Harris is going to stick with Michigan to honor his previous committment. This news comes just a day or so after Michigan rehired assistant coach Mike Jackson, which actually may have been the one thing that completely sold Harris on Michigan for a second time.
Ending weeks of speculation, Corperryale Harris of Detroit Redford said he is honoring his signed letter-of-intent to attend Michigan.
And that’s not all. According to Harris, Kelvin Grady of East Grand Rapids is staying with U-M and Alex Legion of Oak Hill (Va.) Academy could make his decision as soon as this weekend.
“I’m staying,” Harris said. “That’s where my heart is. With Jackson back, it made me feel more comfortable. But I still had to make the best decision for me. I talked to Kelvin last week. He’s staying.”
This is more than great news. With Manny Harris and Kelvin Grady on board, the only one left to make a decision is Alex Legion. At this point, with both Harris and Grady staying, and the fact that Mike Jackson is back, I’d say our chances of keeping Legion are rising. That doesn’t necessarily mean we’re in good shape as of right now considering Legion has always seemed like the one that would leave, but I really have no idea anymore. Until we hear from Legion directly it is all based on speculation.
Getting back to the news of Harris staying, this just goes to show how smart of a move it was to rehire Mike Jackson. Not only will Jackson be great recruiting-wise for Michigan in the long run, but by him returning to Ann Arbor, it basically put it over the top for Harris in regards to making the decision to honor his committment to U-M.
I don’t want to sound too optimistic, but I truly feel that if Alex Legion decides to come to Michigan then we may be looking at a tournament team next season. Of course, three freshmen and a new coach leaves many question marks, but the vast amount of talent coupled with great coaching can only mean good things.
Stay tuned for any breaking developments regarding Alex Legion’s decision as I’m sure we’ll hear something in the near future.