Harper Discusses Davis Decision

5-star running back Jamie Harper heard the news of Davis' departure Wednesday night.

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The top prospect on Clemson's 2008 recruiting board yet to commit, five-star running Jamie Harper, said he was not surprised to learn James Davis has decided to forego his senior season at Clemson and move on to the NFL.

"It really didn't matter," he told CUTigers.com. "If he went onto to the NFL I was happy for him. If he didn't go I would get to learn from one of the best."

The Sunshine state standout had the opportunity to get to know Davis during two trips to Death Valley this fall.

"He is a real cool cat. I really liked his style. I liked the way he runs the ball. I also liked the way he handled himself off the field," said Harper.

Harper said Davis didn't pressure him to come to Clemson on his unofficial visits.

"He didn't try to persuade me or anything. He just told me to do what is best for me. He said Clemson was best for him and I needed to find what was best for me," said Harper.

Will the decision by Davis to turn pro impact his commitment timing?

"No, I still plan to wait until signing day," replied Harper.

The Florida standout will travel to Clemson this weekend for his official visit.

"I will be coming up Friday. I will be coming up with Daniel and Brandon Dean. He is just our partner in crime," said Harper.

Harper is expecting to be hosted by Clemson running back and Florida native C.J. Spiller.

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