Huskers interested in Kansas product

There are a few questions that this standout might need to start to ask himself. The first might be, which sport? On the football field and the basketball court he is a standout. If it's football then he needs to figure out which position? His athleticism and size makes him candidates for a variety of positions.

A question that Chris Harper might need to answer soon could be which sport? The 6-foot-2 and 225 pound athlete from Wichita (Kans.) Northwest is a standout on the gridiron and hard court.

"It's going fine," Harper said. "I am actually playing basketball and I am going to Houston this weekend."

"It's for my AAU team, HMC Select. I play the two and the three. I averaged over 14 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in high school this year."

Harper is getting recruiting attention for both sports and deservedly so. He seems to have a slight preference as to which sport he plays in college, but the favorite is sometimes affected by the current season.

"Yeah, I am getting some interest for basketball. I don't know which one I prefer, football maybe. It kind of depends what I am playing at the time."

Besides playing basketball, Harper is still working out for football. He said that there isn't a formal spring practice there, but that he and his teammates have been working after school.

"We don't have spring practice for football. I have been working out after high school, throwing to receivers."

Harper is an interesting specimen. He is being looked at to play a couple of positions at the next level and might even be able to play a third or change to the other side of the ball.

"The only positions that I know schools are recruiting me as is at wide receiver and quarterback. Those are the only two that I know about."

"I haven't really given any thought to playing running back at the next level. I haven't played that position since my freshman year. Nobody is talking to me about defense either."

Harper's strengths are applicable to playing quarterback, wide receiver or even running back. "I would say my vision to see the field, my athleticism helps me out a lot and my speed. Those are the main ones."

While many might tout Harper as an athlete he does have his preference as to which spot he would like to play. A lot of it has to do with the success that he has had at the position in the offense that they run at Northwest.

"I prefer to play quarterback. You get the ball more at that position. We run a West Virginia-type spread and I get to run a little bit. I am not too sure. I know that I threw for around 500 yards and rushed for about a 1,000 more yards."

An in-state school is recruiting Harper the hardest now and he is holding offers from both in-state schools. He recently picked up an offer from a Big 12 South power and has another Big 12 offer to go with the others.

"Kansas State is recruiting me the hardest right now. Texas A&M just offered me. I also have offers from Kansas and Missouri. I have four offers, total."

"I am getting interest from Nebraska, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Florida. There are some others. I can't even think of them all."

Harper has had a chance to see a few places this year already. He might be seeing College State this weekend on his way to Houston. He was supposed to visit Lincoln last weekend, but weather cancelled his plans.

"I went to Kansas State for one of their spring practices. I also went to Oklahoma's spring game. I went to see Kansas for junior day."

"I am trying to go to Missouri and Texas A&M really soon. I might go to Texas A&M this weekend since I will be down that way around Houston."

"I haven't ever been to Nebraska. I was supposed to go to their spring game last weekend, but it snowed down here. I just told them I would get up there another time."

Besides the unofficial visits, Harper is looking at making some combines over the next month or so. He will be in Kansas City for a combine and then he might be able to make a couple of others.

"I am going to the combine in Kansas City in May. I am trying to see if I am going to the Elite one in New Jersey. Next weekend I am supposed to be coming down to Fort Worth for Nike."

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