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Michigan’s Drake Harris flips positions from wide receiver to cornerback

Drake Harris: “Excited to start my next journey on the defensive side of the ball.”

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan’s Drake Harris is changing positions. On Monday, he announced that he will be moving from wide receiver to cornerback for the 2017 season.

“(I’m) excited to start my next journey on the defensive side of the ball,” Harris said on Twitter.

Harris missed his high school senior season with a hamstring injury. Since then, he has been extremely injury prone. The former receiver made six receptions for 39 yards in 2015 and two catches for 11 yards in the 2016 season.

Now, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound athlete will try his chances on the defensive side of the ball.

From Grand Rapids (MI) Grand Rapids Christian, Harris was ranked No. 67 in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. He was the seventh-best wide receiver and the No. 3 ranked player from the state of Michigan.