NJ wide receiver will visit

<P>Montclair, NJ is home to Derrick Harper. The 6-2, 185 pound wide receiver has a lot of offers from the top schools in the country. He is getting ready to set up some visits. Which schools will he visit? </P>

Derrick has had a rough start to his season this year. His team is 1-1 but he feels they will be a great team. "I had a great first game. I caught 7 balls for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns. I started the next game but went out in the first quarter with a sprained ankle. We play on Saturday and I will be ready to go."

Derrick also has quite a few offers. "I have a lot of offers. I can't name them all. Almost everyone in the ACC and Big East. Penn State, Wisconsin, Florida and Indiana. Pretty much everyone has offered." I asked Derrick if Notre Dame has offered. "Yeah, I am pretty sure they have."

Derrick hasn't set any visits yet but he plans to very soon. "We play our games on Saturday so it's hard to get to any visits during the season. I have an off week coming up in November and I plan to use that weekend for a visit. All my other visits will have to be after the season."

Derrick said he is sure he will visit one school. "I know I will definitely visit Notre Dame. They are at the top of my list. I will probably visit Maryland and Florida. It varies daily. I will start to narrow that down soon."

Derrick says he has been taking calls from coaches and trying to figure out which schools he wants to visit besides those three mentioned. I asked if he has spoken to any head coaches recently. "I talked to Lou Holtz, he is a great guy. I also talked Coach Paterno as well, I really like him." Derrick says he plans to take at least three visits and decide sometime in January.

Comments. I am not sure if Notre Dame has offered or not. I think Derrick is on the verge of getting offered if he hasn't been. Notre Dame really likes this player. I think if Notre Dame offers, they will be very hard to beat.

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