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Monday, March 11, 2013
Recruit Drake Harris decommits from MSU

By Adam Rittenberg

Michigan State's chances of signing recruit Drake Harris decreased a bit in mid-January when the coveted 2014 wide receiver reopened his recruitment after originally pledging to the Spartans.

Things looked shaky as Big Ten powers Ohio State and Michigan ramped up their recruiting efforts for Harris. But there still was some hope for MSU, as Harris attended a Spartans basketball game and sat next to his possible future quarterback, Damion Terry, who signed with Michigan State in February. Terry told the Detroit Free Press, "I'm glad he's a Spartan. I'm pretty sure he'll stay with us, but we'll have to see what happens."

Now comes the report from WolverineNation's Tom VanHaaren that Harris has officially decommitted from Michigan State. Harris texted VanHaaren with the news. This comes after Harris spent the past three weekends visiting Michigan.

The Wolverines certainly would benefit from adding Harris, as they'll need help at receiver after the 2013 season. Devin Gardner has moved from receiver to quarterback, and receivers Jeremy Gallon and Drew Dileo are entering their senior years. The Wolverines signed ESPN 300 receiver Jaron Dukes in February.

It'll be interesting to see if Harris ends up with the Wolverines, or whether Ohio State makes another push for him. Although Michigan State has to be disappointed, this isn't a major surprise.