Complete Damien Harris Decision Recap

Damien Harris, one of the nation’s most coveted high school recruits made his decision today.

Madison Southern High School set the stage and backdrop for the Under Armour All-American to pick Alabama, Kentucky or Ohio State.

The caps, lined up like ducks in a row for the one-time Michigan commit.

Harris, with his mother, Esther, and coaches by his side, swooped in, grabbed the Crimson Tide cap, and ended a long, tough process of recruitment.

What makes a school the right fit?  What had Harris calling up the Bama coaches after deciding to roll with the Tide?

The 5-star Mad South product showed the nation he can hang with the best athletes in the country at the Under Armour All-American game just a week ago.

But can he hang with the SEC caliber kids and even beyond next season? 

That’s the hope and goal for Harris…otherwise, he wouldn’t be headed to Tuscaloosa.

Esther claims she had no idea what her son was going to do today, but she supports his decision completely, even though it will take him away from home.

Education has always been first for her son.  Then character.  Then football.

And for Esther, she feels Damien is ready to accept all that comes with his decision.

UK freshman defensive lineman Matt Elam made the trip to Berea to support his friend’s choice today as well.

A decision Elam had to make last year…picking between the Cats and Alabama.

After hearing Harris went with the Tide, Elam said he’ll have to make his friend pay for not coming to UK…but jokingly, it’s really on the big fella for not recruiting him hard enough.

Hear from Damien, Esther and Elam in the video.

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