Harper getting ready for official SMU visit

Chris Harper, a three-star wide receiver from Crespi (Encino, Calif.), will join at least six other California prospects on an official visit to SMU this weekend. This will be an important weekend for Harper, as he said he's very interested in SMU, but doesn't have a clear-cut No. 1 right now.

Chris Harper, a 6-foot, 180-pound wide receiver from Crespi Carmelite High School (Encino, Calif.), will be one of at least seven prospects from California taking an official visit to SMU this coming weekend.

Harper, whose team did not make state playoffs, finished his senior season at Crespi with 37 catches for 847 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The three-star prospect has visited SMU once before, but it was for a 7-on-7 tournament this summer, and didn't really get to explore.

This weekend he'll get to see more of the campus and visit with current players and coaches.

Harper knows SMU commits Robert Lewis and Gabriel Marks, two guys that will also be visiting this weekend, from the B2G Elite Football Experience camp that was this past summer.

As far as committing goes, this is an important weekend for Harper and it's a good thing he'll be surrounded by other California guys who have already committed to SMU. Harper is a fan of the Run and Shoot, doesn't mind moving away from home and is a big fan of offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Adrian Klemm.

"He's definitely the coolest recruiter I've talked to," Harper said. "He tells you his opinions and gives you a whole bunch of information and out of all the recruiters I've talked to, he's definitely my favorite."

Harper said he doesn't have a No. 1 school right now though.

"There's no school in the lead," he said. "I'm just trying to take my visits and see what all my options are."

In addition to SMU, Harper has offers from Georgia Tech, Cal Poly, UTEP, Montana and UC Davis. He also said he's received interest from California Berkley recently and may take an official visit there on Dec. 9.

One of the most important things to Harper in choosing a school is his education, he said. He wants to major in business and likes the program at SMU.

SMU being labeled a "program on the rise" appeals to Harper as well.

"I want to be a great contributor to a program and help build the program," he said. "I know they have a lot of great talent coming in and I'm interested to see the people that are going there and meet the coaching staff [this weekend]."

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