Harper Looking Hard At Utah

Bryan Harper is one of the most versatile players in the west being recruited at three positions...

Bryan Harper is one of the emerging prospects in the west as the versatile playmaker has seen his recruitment explode in the past few weeks with multiple offers and more to come.

"I spoke with UCLA's head coach Rock Neuheisal today. I also talked to Colorado today and Oregon State came by my school."

Harper plays multiple positions for Colony and that has translated into interest from different schools at three different spots.

"Most schools are looking at me as a corner, but schools like USC and Oregon like me as a slot receiver and San Jose State likes me as a quarterback so I'm getting a lot of different looks."

Despite having the balls in his hands at quarterback a lot, he doesn't have a preference as to where he plays at the next level.

"Honestly, I don't have a preference and it won't have any effect on where I commit. I'm a football player first."

Harper is being recruited by most Pac 12 schools and has offers from Arizona State and recently picked up his second with an offer from New Mexico State and now has Utah on his list.

"I've talked to Coach Roderick about week ago and said they'd be in contact. He's going to be coming out to our spring ball next week to see me run around a bit. They're a great program and I'd imagine that's a great place to be."

Harper is a transfer to Colony (Ontario, CA), which was the former high school home of current Ute Kenneth Scott.

"SInce I'm a new transfer to Colony I didn't get to play with him, but we've talked a few times and he's been out to our school. He's a good guy .and we know each other."

As for Utah, the speedster (4.52 40 yard dash) had nothing but positive things to say about Utah and their consistencies as a program.

"Utah is a great program. I most definitely have a lot of interest.Them moving to the Pac 12 is a great move. I think they are going to make some noise in their first year. Every year you see Utah in the top 25 and in a bowl game. They win up there. Every time you look at the box score, they're winning. They're doing something right up there."

With only those two offers in hand, Harper is looking for more and wouldn't mind one from the Utes, which would vault them towards the top of his list.

"Utah is a school that I would love to offer me. They would definitely be a top three for me if they offered today. USC and Oregon are also up there. Those three schools are standing out."

Valuing something that a lot of recruits don't put a lot of emphasis on, Harper wants to play for a school that has shown consistency, dominance, and tradition over the years."

"I definitely want it to be a great place in terms of tradition. Another thing I'm looking for is a great relationship with the coaches and the other players. I'm not worried about playing early. If I work hard enough, a starting spot will come with it."

With the interest picking up, and his senior season on the horizon, Bryan is looking to make a decision in the next couple of months.

"I definitely want to talk it over with my family and talk it over with my coach. I'm looking to make a decision before the season starts and would love to get it out of the way then so I can focus on winning a CIF Championship this year."

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