Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian rising junior receiver/guard Drake Harris has committed to Michigan State, and plans to play both football and basketball for the Spartans.
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Harris confirmed his decision with 247Sports on Monday, and went public with his choice on Wednesday during an announcement at his school.
Ranked as the nation’s No. 11 receiver and No. 83 prospect overall in the class-of-2014, Harris chose Michigan State over his other two finalists, Michigan and Notre Dame. Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Purdue also had scholarships out to Harris.
“Just the basketball program with Coach (Tom) Izzo and Coach (Mark) Dantonio,” Harris said. “The way they said they’re going to play me when I get there. They’re always going to be there. I don’t think they’re going to be leaving anytime soon. It’s only 45 minutes from home. It feels like the perfect fit for me.”
Harris visited Michigan State last weekend, where he got a chance to spend time with both Izzo and Dantonio.
“I made up my mind on Saturday,” Harris said. “They did a great job recruiting me and I can’t wait to get to campus in a couple years and see where it takes me.”
Harris is the first commit for the Spartans in the class-of-2014 for both football and basketball. As a sophomore, he caught 45 passes for 950 yards and 10 touchdowns. On the hardwood, Harris averaged 19 points, five rebounds 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals. He earned All-State Honors in both sports.
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