Harper Recovering From Collarbone Injury

Clemson quarterback commitment Cullen Harper has been battling back from a preseason injury. Is the Georgia gunslinger still firm on his commitment to the Tigers, and how is his collarbone holding up? We've got all the details in this recruiting update.

The 6-3, 200 pound star quarterback from Georgia fractured his collarbone in a preseason scrimmage about 4 weeks ago. Harper missed the first 2 games of his senior season, but is ready to make his first start Friday evening in North Georgia. "Last week we had a bye so that was helpful. I'm ready to get my season underway. I'm almost back to 100 percent."

Is the talented quarterback from Sequoyah High School still firm with his commitment to the Tigers? "Yes, I'm still solid. I'm still getting mail from a few other schools like South Carolina, Wake Forest, Mississippi State and Auburn, but I'm still solid with Clemson."

The Clemson coaches have kept in frequent contact with the prize recruit. "They call weekly. I've talked with Coach O'Cain once and with Coach West two times. They wish me good luck on the season. They are looking forward to me getting back down there for another game."

Harper was in attendance when the Tigers battled Georgia earlier this season. "I went to the Georgia game. They took a slow start, but it looks like they are getting it going now. I might make it to the Georgia Tech this weekend. I will definitely be at Clemson for the Virginia game and the Florida State game."

The talented quarterback is eager to play in the wide-open Clemson offense. "Anytime you can play for a school that throws the ball most of the time it's a good situation for the quarterback. Charlie looks very good. He was something like 23-28 last week."

What is Harper looking forward to about his collegiate experience at Clemson? "I want to get a new start on things. I want to see what its like to play college football. I want to see what its all about."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding quarterback from Georgia, right up through signing day 2004.

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