Harger Wants To Stay Close To Home

Fast rising class of 2012 Oklahoma QB will be making the trip to Missouri's junior day this coming Saturday. Find out more inside

At 6-foot-2 and 200-pounds Darrack Harger says he looks at himself as a pro-style quarterback, but that doesn't mean he is a sitting duck either. According to Harger having a smaller offensive line this year caused him to throw on the run more which helped him improve in that area.

"I label myself as a pro-style but if I have to run I can run," Harger said. "This year our offensive line wasn't very big so a lot of my passes were on the run. So, I'm pretty good at that."

This past season Harger missed two games during the season but finished the year with 1,729-yards passing along with 12-touchdowns. Harger's play on the field has earned him attention from multiple Big 12 schools and more.

Schools like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Arizona have been sending Harger correspondence so far. And recently Missouri stopped by his school to check in on him.

"Actually this Saturday I am going to Missouri for their junior day," Harger stated. "One of their coaches actually stopped by today. They can't talk to me so he just kind of said hey but just let me know he was there. Maybe they will offer me when I'm there."

A couple weeks back Harger had the opportunity to show his talent at the Army All-American Combine which is held down in San Antonio (TX). The talented quarterback put on a good performance and is hoping to return to play in the game next year.

"I did really well," Harger stated. "And I thought it was a well run camp. And hopefully I'll get a shot to play in the game."

Growing up Harger had a favorite team which he talked about along with other schools that he likes at the moment as well.

"My favorite team was always OU but I always wanted to play for Arkansas for some reason. Everyone thought I was weird but because I have family in Arkansas, so I always liked them but they haven't shown me any interest so I kind of gave up on that one. I'm more towards OU, Missouri and OSU," Harger explained.

To get a chance to play at a program like Oklahoma is proof that you are a talented football player. To Harger, it means you are one of the best.

"Oklahoma, they have always been real good in football and stuff. I feel like if I'm good enough to play at OU then I have to be one of the best," Harger said.

When talking about what things he will be looking for in a school the first thing that comes to mind for Harger is the school's medical side of things.

"First of all I want to go into medical school," Harger began. "I want to be an orthopedic surgeon. I kind of need to find a school with that. I want to go somewhere I can get playing time. I don't want to go somewhere I'm going to have to sit around until my senior year. And I kind of want to stay closer to home soon so I don't want to go somewhere far off."

Whatever school Harger decides to attend the coaches will be happy to know that they will be able to start coaching him up sooner rather than later.

"I'll probably commit early because I know that I'll be graduating early. I've already got that planned out."

Stay tuned to Sooners Illustrated as we will continue to follow Harger closely moving forward.

-Greg Powers-

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