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Najee Harris reportedly not coming to Cal, instead choosing Alabama

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In news that surprises no one.

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When the nation’s number-one recruit—RB Najee Harris—is local, there’s some hope that your school will be able to grab him. And sometimes, that hope turns to delusion.

Despite an unorthodox strategy of forgoing a formal announcement—which some tinfoil-hat fans read as signs that he’d be staying close to home with the California Golden Bears—Harris proved that oftentimes, the most simple answer is the true answer. The lack of an announcement wasn’t an Illuminati-level conspiracy to commit to Cal—Harris stayed true to his commitment to Tosh Lupoi and the Alabama Crimson Tide and will join their team as an early enrollee.

Harris would have been one of two running backs in our Class of 2017 with Biaggio Ali Walsh.