December 16, 2008

Harper gains notice despite injury

It takes a lot of talent for some of the top schools around the country to notice a player despite only playing four games in a season. However, that is just the case for Mesquite receiver Davian Harper.

Granted, it may have more to do with his impressive performances at camps this summer, but Harper missed most of his junior season due to injury and thus the season didn't exactly go how he wanted.

"It didn't go as well as I wanted it to, but it was alright," Harper said. "I had a level three, almost a complete break, high-ankle sprain on my right ankle. It kept me out for about seven weeks before I got back on the field. I only got to play in like four games."

Without the 6-foot-3, 200-pound receiver, Mesquite struggled and just barely missed the playoffs. Harper ended his junior season with only eight catches, but plenty of schools have noticed his talent.

"I get mail regularly from Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma State, Virginia, Kansas and Oregon," Harper said.

The talented wideout was invited to and will attend the Army All-American camp coming up in January. Then he plans to make it to a few college camps this summer as well.

"I talked to coach D.J. McCarthy from LSU and the coaches at Alabama. They both want me to come to their camps this summer. I plan on going to both of those," Harper said.

While Haper says he is wide open, there are a few schools that have caught his eye early.

"Alabama, LSU, Texas Tech and Oregon are at the top of my list right now. Then USC I'd like to hear from them too," Harper said. is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
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