Class of 2017 has new No. 1 football recruit, according to 247 Sports

Class of 2017 has new No. 1 football recruit, according to 247 Sports

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Class of 2017 has new No. 1 football recruit, according to 247 Sports

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Running backs Najee Harris (36), Vavae Malepeai (19) and Travis Homer (32) wait to participate in a running back drill during The Opening (Photo: Godofredo Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports)

Running backs Najee Harris (36), Vavae Malepeai (19) and Travis Homer (32) wait to participate in a running back drill during The Opening (Photo: Godofredo Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports)

Dylan Moses has been considered the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2017 — in one fashion or another — since he was in eighth grade. Well, not anymore — at least for now.

In the latest update to the class ranking from 247Sports.com released Wednesday, Moses is now No. 2 behind running Najee Harris from Antioch, Calif.

Harris averaged more than 220 yards rushing per game last season and was one of only two underclassmen on the American Family Insurance ALL-USA first team. Trinity Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.) cornerback Shaun Wade was the other.

In its evaluation, 247 wrote: “This is the closest thing to Derrick Henry since Derrick Henry. Harris is a physical specimen  … Harris will have a tough task hanging onto the No. 1 spot but right now, there’s just nobody better. Harris is committed to Alabama but it’s going to be a long 12 months for the Tide to hang on to him.”

That last part figures to be true, especially with Harris coming from the West Coast.

Moses — now at IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) — is No. 2. Per 247, “He’s no less of a talent now than then but others are starting to catch up to him.”

Defensive end A.J. Espensa, an Iowa commit, from Edwardsbille (Ill.) is No. 3, followed by Ohio State offensive tackle commit Josh Myers (Miamisburg, Ohio) and nearly 6-7 offensive tackle Foster Sarrell (Graham Kapowsin; Graham, Wash.).

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