Georgia DB signs with WSU, talks w/ CF.C

THE COUGS HAVE added to their 2015 class, announcing the signing of Sean Harper out Hartwell, Ga. So how does a defensive back out of the Peach Tree State seemingly come out of nowhere and put his John Hancock on a Letter of Intent to Washington State? We asked him that ...

The crimson connection: new WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch was recruiting Harper for Missouri.

“He reached out to me the day before yesterday and it was yesterday that they offered. I accepted the offer late last night… I sent in my NLI in today,” Harper told

Harper checks in at 6-1, 180-pounds out of Hart County High and clocked a 4.4 during the summer camp circuit before his senior season. He had offers from Nebraska, Louisville, Indiana, Appalachian State, Marshall, Old Dominion and others.

Harper played two seasons at Hart County during which he posted 88 tackles, five interceptions and five passes defended. His senior season, he registered 13 tackles in eight games played, while also returning 10 kickoffs for 236 yards and 12 punt returns for 121 hashes. He had 96 rushing yards on five carries and a touchdown. As a junior he posted 75 tackles and five interceptions and was named Georgia Sportswriters All-State AAA Second Team defensive back.

HARPER IS LISTED as an unranked wide receiver on but he’ll play either cornerback or safety at Washington State, getting his first look on the corner. He will go into the database as a 2-star prospect.

"I think it’s a good fit for me," Harper said. "I can pursue my dreams there...They're looking at me as a cornerback -- I love defense. That’s my favorite position."

Washington State has told Harper they want him to come in ready to play.

“Coach Leach said he wants me up there and it’s a great opportunity for me. I have a chance to come in and compete for a starting spot,” said Harper.

HARPER SIGNED WITH Washington State sight unseen, saying he planned to take a trip out to the Palouse soon.

"I was just waiting to see what college would come in and who was looking at me... I haven’t taken any visits yet... I'm really happy right now, I'm excited," said Harper.

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