Introducing The New Cowboys: Devin Harper

Devin Harper is a linebacker/athlete from Knoxville, Tenn.

Devin Harper
6-1, 210
Knoxville (Karns), Tenn.

Physical: 40 time-4.54; Bench Press-250 lbs.; Vertical 31”

Other Schools Recruited By: Army, Chattanooga, Liberty, Morehead State, Murray State (all offered), Tennessee.

High School: Team Captain, Two-year starter, Sr. season-Toyota East-West All-Star Game East selection as LB, Class 5A-6 All-District 1st-Team RB and LB.

Statistics: Sr. season-176 car.-for-1,403-yards, 8.0-yards per carry avg., 17 TDs, 13 rece.-for-185-yards, 14.2-yards per catch, TD, 40 total tackles, 25 unassisted, 5.5 tfl, 2.0 sacks, 2 fumbles caused, 1 fumble recovered; Jr. season-(5 games) 4 car.for 37-yards, 9.3-yards per carry avg., 7 rec.-for-109-yards, 15.6-yards per catch avg., 28 tackles, 19 unassisted, 3.0 tfl, 1.0 sack, 2 blocked field goals.

Scout Ranking: 2-stars.

Other Sports: Basketball (Soph. and Jr. years) Career averages-8.7 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game, 2.6 assists per game.

Interesting Tidbit: His father was an NCAA Division I athlete.

Primary Recruiting Coach: Glenn Spencer.

Scouting Report and Projection: I know that the scholarship offer list is thin, and I can’t begin to tell you how many times on the radio, in person and on the internet that I have defended Harper. The numbers don’t lie and he played a good level of competition. Oklahoma State needed to see him in a camp and he came, was seen, and Oklahoma State offered. I think he will need a red-shirt season, but from that point on he should be a special teams contributor and quickly accelerate to a level where he is backing up on the defense. In the end, I see him being a player similar to former super senior transfer Josh Furman.

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