Bruin Coaches Check Out Harper

The Encino (Calif.) Crespi receiver Chris Harper was at UCLA's game Saturday and a UCLA coach saw him Friday...

Encino (Calif.) Crespi receiver Chris Harper still holds seven offers, but with the strong senior season he's been having, he's hoping that as his midyear highlights make the rounds, more offers will come in.

"I sent my first few games to UCLA and Cal and my coaches are going to send my midyear highlights out as well," said Harper. "UCLA and Cal are the main two schools that haven't offered that I'm talking to."

Harper had UCLA assistant coach Clark Lea at his game on Friday, and had a nice effort in a losing cause. On Saturday, he attended the Bruins' home game with Cal.

"I talked with Coach Lea and Coach (Mike) Johnson and they said that right now, they're full at receiver offers, but if someone goes elsewhere, I'm the first receiver they'll offer," said Harper. "So I'll just stay patient. Really, wherever I go, I'm going to have to start over and work hard and get my name up there. So if that's at UCLA or one of the schools that have offered, I will do it."

Harper said that Cal, Nebraska and New Mexico State have all showed varying levels of interest in him.

He holds a number of offers, notably Colorado, SMU and Georgia Tech.

"I'm interested in anyone that is interested in me," said Harper. "I really want to take all five of my visits. Like if UCLA or Nebraska offered, I wouldn't commit right away, because I'd like to get the experience of recruiting and the visits. I will talk it over with my family, but that is my plan right now."

Harper plans to be at UCLA's next home game, against Arizona State and would also like to take in some games when taking visits.

"We have a bye this week then we play Loyola the last week," said Harper.

On the year, Harper has 33 receptions for 763 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Academically, he has a 3.2 and will take the SAT this fall.

Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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