Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wolverine Wednesday: Where Is The Drake?

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Drake Harris came to Michigan in the 2014 class out of Grand Rapids.   He was a two sport 4 star athlete in basketball and football and had scholarship offers from the likes of MSU in basketball and Michigan in football.  He originally committed to MSU for basketball and then changed his mind and decided to play football in Ann Arbor. 

He then missed his senior season in high school due to a hamstring injury.

Drake redshirted his freshman year and played a bit as a sophomore at WR and totaled 6 catches.  His junior year he played in 10 games but only caught 2 passes all year.   Injuries has slowed his development in Ann Arbor and limited his playing time.

This year in fall camp he switched to CB in fall camp and even saw a snap in Florida game.   Then a report came out that he was joining the basketball team and his status with the football team was unknown.  Drake did average 19 points per game in high school.

Fast forward to the current state of the program.  Michigan is coming off a loss to MSU and the offense is clearly struggling.   The WR's with the injury to Black, don't seem to be getting open and Michigan is using its back-up QB.    Michigan's true freshman WR's Oliver Martin and Nico Collins has not played and seem to be heading to a red shirt year at this point.   Crawford has struggled to get open and Moe Ways is still seeing second team snaps.   DPJ has shown flashes but seems a bit raw at the WR position.  Grant Perry seems to be the only Michigan WR that is playing somewhat well at this point.  For example, Michigan decided to play kick returner Eddie McDoom at WR with the game on the line with only seconds to go.  We know how that turned out. 

Jimmy mentioned yesterday that Drake Harris is back at WR.   Why even mention that?  Is Michigan going to play him at WR against IU?  Do they need a deep threat?  Drake did run a 4.4 before he hurt his hamstring.   Drake from the limited snaps I have seen of him, does have good hands and maybe that is the #1 reason he is switching back. 

Either way, I'm still waiting for him to break out and lets hope its this weekend.  I hope he remembers which meeting room to go to during practice this week.  Jimmy also said, he was working through a hamstring issue.  :(

1 comment:

SportsGEO said...

Great Post!!! Thanks for sharing.
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