Is Chase Harper Still In Iowa State's Plans?

One-time Iowa State commit Chase Harper spent last year playing basketball for Navarro (TX) Junior College while choosing to redshirt during the football season. Chase is once again a top tight end recruit and has recently narrowed his list of favorites down to three.

"My three leaders are Nebraska, Miami (Fla.), and Iowa State," said Harper. "I also have offers from Kansas State and Baylor."

The 6-foot-6, 250-pound tight end will be graduating from Navarro in May and will have three years of eligibility.

Chase said that the new Iowa State coaching staff just started recruiting him again a few months ago. "They just offered me again about a month ago," he said. "I've spoke with Coach Herman and I really like what he did while he was coaching at Rice. He told me that I could possibly put up 1,300 receiving yards in his offense which I thought was great because I love having the ball in my hands."

Chase has also been in contact recently with Iowa State's Darius Darks who is a good friend and former high school teammate. "He told me that Coach Rhoads is a really good coach and also a great person," said Harper. "He said that during the spring he felt that Coach Rhoads was really getting everything out of each of his players which is definitely good to hear."

Chase plans to take official visits to Nebraska, Miami (Fla.), and Iowa State this fall and then make a decision at some point during the season.

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