So how did this athlete – who actually signed with Winthrop to play basketball – end up in the small town of Chatham, Virginia playing for esteemed Hargrave head football coach Robert Prunty?
"Once I didn't get my scores, I decided to try to go to prep school somewhere. We played the state championship game at Wake Forest and that's where they saw me play and they said he can play so they got me to prep school somewhere and after I didn't get the scores I needed, I came here."
And while Harper just begun the year at Hargrave, he is already looking forward to making his college decision before too long. "We take our [SAT] in October and once I get my scores, that's when I'm going to sit down with my parents and immediate family and coaches, sit there and make the big decision."