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Najee Harris continues training, gives tour of Atlanta Airbnb and tries “The Varsity” in third episode of “The Campaign”

Najee Harris runs with the ball at Alabama fall practice
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

He’s been at the University of Alabama and back home in California, but Najee Harris’ third episode of “The Campaign” took Crimson Tide fans to a training facility in Atlanta, Ga.

Harris is committed to producing major numbers in his senior season, and former Auburn standout Brad Lester is helping him. In the third video, Lester puts Harris through conditioning workouts, position work and cardio to get his muscles ready for explosive power cleans and footwork drills inside the facility.

Along with this, the former five-star channels his inner Derrick Henry by flipping monster truck tires too.

Harris’ constant drive to be the best has impressed Lester. He said general managers in the National Football League always talk about players that have discipline and hard work on and off the field. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder has both attributes and is prepared to show the masses he is the best running back in college football.

Harris has a lot of goals this season and while Lester would like for Auburn to win the national title, he sees Harris pushing the Crimson Tide to a championship. He also looks at him to win the Heisman Trophy and be a first-round draft pick.

When he was not with Lester, Harris went to a Cryotheraphy place in Atlanta.

He had fun in the cold chamber, in terms of cooling down his body, and even gave fans a tour of his Airbnb that featured his dog, Storm.

Not only is he an incredible, Harris is conscious about school too. His media production team got footage of him during a statistics tutoring session.

Nick Saban is big on graduating all of his student-athletes with degrees, and has placed much focus on helping players develop careers outside of football. The lone disappointment for Harris in Atlanta was trying “The Varsity,” which is a famous hot dog joint. Many people like the venue; however, it did not meet Harris’ expectations.

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He took one bite of the hot dog, and his facial expression said the rest.

“That b**** nasty,” Harris said in laughter.

Overall, the episode showed more of what Harris anticipates doing this year. After posting his first career 1,000-yard rushing (1,224) season in 2019, he is ready to deliver bigger and better.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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