Video: Alabama commit leaps over standing defenderAntioch's Najee Harris shows off ridiculous athleticism.Najee Harris
has been lauded for his speed and power, along with his running and receiving skills.
But now we can add another quality: hurdling.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound running back for Antioch (Calif.)
, rated the top junior back in the country by 247Sports
, leapt over not one, but two defenders en route to a spectacular 57-yard touchdown last week in a 26-3 win at San Leandro.
Harris, who rushed for a school record 394 yards and scored five touchdowns the previous week, jumped over one would-be tackler (and his own blocker) near the line of scrimmage on a sweep around right end.
Then while sprinting down the right sideline, he completely hurdled a befuddled cornerback at the San Leandro 30. He went untouched the rest of the way.
All of it should not only make Alabama football coaches smile — he was the Crimson Tide's first 2017 commit — but also Alabama's track and field coach. Harris is a sprinter on the Antioch track team, though he does it strictly to get faster for football. He's run a 10.78-second 100-meter dash before.