Damien Harris commits to Bama

Running back Damien Harris, the No. 31-ranked prospect overall, has committed to Alabama. The No. 2-ranked running back chose the Crimson Tide over Ohio State and Kentucky during a news conference at his school.

Harris had originally committed to Michigan but ultimately decided on Alabama after his decommitment.

"It's a hard decision, because all three schools are great schools, but at the end of the day I got the feeling that Alabama would develop me academically and physically as an athlete. I started to realize that's what was best for me," he said. "Alabama, they just said come join the dynasty. They're a national championship contender every year and that's the type of program they've developed."

The Crimson Tide also have ESPN 300 running back DeSherrius Flowers committed in the 2015 class and a stable of running backs already on the roster.

"I'm not afraid of playing time or competition with another back in my class," he said. "It could also be helpful. I could help him out, or he could help me out and both of us wouldn't take a beating over the course of the season."

With Harris in the fold, Alabama's No. 1-ranked class now has 27 commitments, including 20 in the ESPN 300.