Antioch's Finest: Najee Harris Heralded as No.1 College Recruit

Najee Harris is widely heralded as the No. 1 college football recruit this year, drawing in offers from prestigious universities across the country. 

The senior at Antioch High School has been scouted by top universities such as University of California, Berkeley, University of Mississippi, Notre Dame and University of Southern California.

According to a San Francisco Chronicle series published in August, the 6'3" running back verbally accepted an offer to the University of Alabama in 2015, but that hasn't stopped coaches from other football programs contacting him daily. 

"He has size, power, toughness, speed and great hands out of the backfield. He runs with patience and balance, can make that first guy miss and does a great job making yards after contact," according to Sports Illustrated.

Over the course of his varsity career, the 18-year-old ran 6,929 rushing yards and scored 87 touchdowns. 

Gillian Edevane covers Contra Costa County for NBC Bay Area. Contact her at

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