RB Jamie Harper Profile
Trinity Christian (Fla.) running back Jamie Harper, the top running back on Clemson's 2008 recruiting board is off to a flying start in his senior season. Through four games, Harper has 42 carries for 535 yard and eight touchdowns and is averaging 12.8 yards per carry.
He will also make a return visit to Death Valley this weekend to take in the Virginia Tech-Clemson game.
"As a matter of fact I will be up in Clemson this weekend," he said. "I will be coming up with Kyle (Parker) and Xavier (Brewer). I am not sure when we will be coming up. I don't have a game this weekend, so it will depend on them."
Harper said his official visit plans are just now coming together, but a visit to Tigertown is a definite.
"I don't really know about my officials yet, but I know for sure I will take one to Clemson. I am not sure about the others yet. I am thinking LSU might get one. I am still looking at Florida. It is so close and I have been there so much. I am not sure if I will take an official there. I might just to get another look," he said.
When will the prize recruit take his official visit to Clemson?
"They mentioned something about coming up for their banquet. I will probably come up in January for that," replied Harper.
When asked about his current leaders, Harper responded, "I don't have much of a leader right now. I am still kind of open. Clemson is up there though.
"I have basically seen everything up there before. This time I just want to see if they welcome me with open arms like they did last time. I want to see if they can bounce back after the loss last week."
The Sunshine state standout caught a little bit of the Tigers on TV Saturday.
"I watched a little bit of it. They were a little shaky on offense. The defense played well. They basically held them to three points. They need some receivers to step up and take the heat off C.J. and James," said Harper.
Clemson assistant Andre Powell is working hard to convince Harper that he can come in and fill James Davis' slot when he leaves.
"Yes they have talked to me about that," he said. "I talked with coach Powell a few days ago. I know I can come up there and fill in their place. I am sure I can play anywhere I go so I will also be looking at the environment. I like that Clemson is just a college town."
Harper added he expects Trinity Christian to challenge for the state this year.
"We have a very strong chance of going all the way this year," he said. "We just need to go execute, execute and execute. Our line is not very big. I weigh 226 and only one of our linemen is bigger than me. They have all the heart in the world. They get after it. I have to tip my hat to them."
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