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'12 CA WR Chris Harper (Signed to Cal)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Jens1893, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Crespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)

    Ht: 6-foot-0
    Wt: 170 lbs
    40:

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.7rr; #61 WR
    Scout rating: 3*; #81 WR
    ESPN rating: 3*-77 grade; #108 WR
    247 rating: 3*-87 rating; #72 WR

    Reported Offers: Colorado, California, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Cal Poly, Montana, SMU, UC Davis, UTEP
     
  2. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    That kid needs a snack. If he's Dillon's favorite target, get him here.
     
  3. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Very odd offer list for a 3* player.
     
  5. MrFrumpylane

    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    But I'd say the odds are good at this point.

    Thank you for bringing this recruit to light, Jens. Rep.
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Essentially, Harper made a name for himself running routes at the Elite 11 camp. He just visited Cal and seems to like them quite a bit. Not sure why he has not gotten more attention until now. Grades do not seem to be an issue (he reported a 3.5 to ESPN).

    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog?name=biggins_greg

    He also goes to the same school as 2011 recruit Devin Lucien. Not sure how much I buy this quote from his coach, but here is how he compares the two players:

     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He also wants to a trip out here with Ishmael Adams (apparently close friends, they just took an unofficial to Cal together):

    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1249225

     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;W1LBp-MjZdk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1LBp-MjZdk[/video]
     
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  9. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    Sign him up.

    Thanks for the vid nik.

    Is Crespi where EB went? If so you can see that his protege is wearing his number at around 2:46 in the endzone
     
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  10. MtnBuff

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    Tall, talented WR, 4* CB, somehow I think we could find room for them if they want to come as a package.

    I'm a little worried about the comment he made about this opening up other offers for him, sounds a little like he has another school he wants an offer from. That said if we can get him to Boulder on visit we have at least a decent chance.

    I like the step up in quality of kids that Embree and Co. seem to be working on.
     
  11. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Sweet! This makes like 1 out of 25 people I said we might have interest in to actually receive an offer!

    Not sure why we would offer now. He looks like a solid player, but we seem pretty high on Countryman and if we're high on him we're probably high on Alex Jackson. Not sure we have any room for Harper.
     
  12. MtnBuff

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    I'm not sure Countryman stays at WR.

    Also you want a balanced class positionally but I wonder if the coaches are seeing the guys who they think actually could contribute at some other positions going elsewhere and are taking an approach of get quality athletes in and make up the other positions next year.
     
  13. White_Rabbit

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    What makes you think he isn't a WR? I'm pretty sure he is being recruited exclusively as a WR. He's also not very big, so I doubt Greg Brown would want him as a corner. I think it's far more likely this Harper kid could get looked at as a CB.

    As far as I know, Jeff Thomas and Peyton Williams are both exclusively WRs, they don't even play DB. Gerald Thomas wants to play WR so bad that TCU (his dream school) offered him as a CB and he is committed to us. I guess we could be luring him in with the promise of playing WR, but I doubt it. We need his speed on the offense.
     
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    I would like to see Countryman end up at WR for the Buffs as well but he is 6' 170lbs as a HS player, plenty big to play CB for Brown. He has at various times been listed as an Athlete for recruiting purposes.

    My point is less about Countryman than given the choice of taking a guy at another position who the coaches don't think will be up to standards or taking an extra WR or going heavy at another position with guys who the coaches think might turn into significant contributors creates an interesting dilema.
     
  15. White_Rabbit

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    I think I understand what you're saying. You think we're just grabbing athletes and finding positions for them later? Which is somewhat acceptable, although given that signing day is a bit off, I would prefer we find naturals for the time being.

    Countryman may be listed at 6'0 170, but if you watch the videos, he's much more 5'10 160 than he is 6'0 170. I'm pretty sure he's a pure WR. Then again, Ishmael Adams isn't towering over anyone and I'd take that guy all day long.
     
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    Thanks Jens. Rep.
     
  17. dply

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    Thanks for the update Jens!
     
  18. Duff Man

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    http://colorado.scout.com/2/1098576.html

    One other note in the article is that Shane Dillon apparently talked to our coaches about Harper after throwing to him at the Elite 11.
     
  19. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I get the impression we're going to take like 4 or 5 WRs this cycle.
     
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    Not sure this guy is near the top of that list, but if Dillon likes him we should go after him. Gotta make the future of the franchise happy.
     
  21. Duff Man

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    Yep. We can sell early playing time too.
     
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    I wonder if they also aren't thinking to bring in a bunch of WRs who are big, fast athletes and if they have to many to move one or two to the other side of the ball.
     
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    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog?name=biggins_greg

     
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    Had a huge first game for Crespi against Compton Dominguez. He only played a little over a half and pretty much dominated in his match-up against Brandon Beaver.

    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/6935949/jordan-simmons-game-shines

     
  25. White_Rabbit

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    Impressive.

    Scout was generous enough to have highlights of said performance for free:

    http://colorado.scout.com/2/1103576.html

    Harper looks like a guy that won't wow you with size or speed, but he does everything good, and his size and speed are good enough. He made Beaver look pretty silly on that shorter TD. The 2nd TD was great balance to shed the tackle. It wasn't against #2 (Beaver) so I assume it was against Alphonso Marsh (pretty decently recruited CB, we haven't offered). I've made it known I'm a fan of Countryman, but I won't be disappointed at all if we end up with Harper.
     
  26. Duff Man

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    Nice link WR. Harper looks pretty smooth on film.
     
  27. Buffnik

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    ESPN has him as a 3* now.

    Come on, Dillon, bring him home for us.
     
  28. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    He is averaging something like 34 yards/catch this year
     
  29. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i thought someone in the chat room said he committed to ASU?
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    New Rivals interview: Harper lines up first official visit

    Some great stuff in the article. November 4th, baby.

    We're setting up to bring in one heck of a WR class.
     

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