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JuJu Smith-Schuster says he tried to recruit Najee Harris to USC


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JuJu Smith-Schuster has been making the media rounds this week to promote Charmin's BRB Bot and yesterday he did an interview with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark. Smith-Schuster brought up the Steelers first-round pick in running back Najee Harris out of Alabama when Clark asked him who won the week.


"I'll say the Steelers, Najee Harris," Smith-Schuster responded to Clark.


Harris then followed up by asking Smith-Schuster if he reached out to Harris.


"I did, it was great," Smith-Schuster said. I was like, 'Yo, I can't wait to ball with you. It's funny, I knew Najee when he was getting recruited to go to college and I tried to recruit him to go to USC, and he didn't. He went to Alabama, but, hey, we're back together now, so let's get it!"


Harris was ranked as the No. 1 player in the country when he was coming out of Antioch High School in Antioch, Calif.


Clark also asked Smith-Schuster his opinion on drafting running backs in the first round.


"I think they still matter, I mean, it's huge," Smith-Schuster said. "You got to think about it for the Steelers, they don't really draft offensive players. The last offensive player to be drafted in the first round was Dave DeCastro. And besides that, it's been defensive players every time. And, I was surprised we did that. So, yeah, I think running backs of his caliber, like Derrick Henry, those caliber guys, those guys are rare."






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