The skinny: Harris initially committed to Michigan, but with
Brady Hoke ’s firing he began to look around. He gave a long look at Kentucky and Ohio State before eventually committing to the Crimson Tide. As with most Alabama players, Harris waited his turn, but has shined when given the opportunity. He currently has 500 yards rushing and a team-leading seven touchdowns through six games. Barnett initially committed to Notre Dame, but re-opened his recruitment during the summer. Oregon was thought to be the favorite at that point, but he committed to Bama two weeks later. Barnett started the first game in 2016, but quickly lost the job to Jalen Hurts, which led to his mid-season transfer to Arizona State. Barnett was granted a waiver to play in 2017 but has seen limited action with the Sun Devils this fall.
Farrell’s take: Harris is having a great season and has earned the No. 1 running back job this season while Barnett was a starter for one game, lost the job to Jalen Hurts and quit. Harris was a can’t miss out of Kentucky and is starting to show that talent while Barnett was a one-time five-star but dropped due to accuracy issues. They are great examples of opposite approaches as Harris fought through competition to earn his time while Barnett just transferred out as so many prospects do these days.
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