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Austin TE getting looks in hoops

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Pflugerville (Texas) Connally tight end Chase Harper might not be officially a tight end anymore. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder said now that Connally has new coaches for his senior season, they've talked to him about playing receiver and even some on defense. But that's all right to Harper as long as the team wins games.
"I'm a receiver now, and I'll be all over the field on defense," Harper said. "I'll do a little bit of everything. That's perfectly fine with me. It might give me a few more opportunities to showcase my talent to the college coaches. We're going to be real good with these new coaches. I really like them a lot."
He's also liking the recruiting process, but he said while Baylor stepped up and told him he had an offer early on, the other schools have continued to take a wait and see approach.
"I have had some trouble with my grades in the past, and then I really started to work hard to get them back up," he said. "I think most schools wanted to see how I was doing with my spring semester and then at the start of my senior season before they offer me."
But there are definitely schools interested in him in both football and basketball. He plays for the Texas Ambassadors in AAU basketball, and he said quite a few schools are talking to him about possibly playing both schools in college. Teams like Michigan State, Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma and LSU are seemingly most interested.
"I'll have to probably wait and see what happens at the start of my senior season," Harper said. "I'm getting the same amount of looks in basketball as I am in football. I'd like to play both in college. I like them about the same. I'll just have to wait and see what happens now."
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