Alpharetta (GA) Sequoyah pro-style quarterback Cullen Harper decided to end his recruitment late Wednesday evening.
“I called up coach Ocaine at Clemson, and made my verbal commitment,” Harper, who is 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, said. “I’m solid. I am through with the recruiting process. I’ve had the feeling that I would go there for a little while now, and I just decided to go ahead and commit tonight.”
Harper completed more than 60 percent of his passes, racking up more than 1,000 yards and throwing 14 touchdowns with only three interceptions. He also recently competed in the EA Sports Elite 11 regional quarterback camp and impressed the scouts on hand.
“The first time I went to Clemson, it just felt like the place for me,” he said.
“I love the campus, the coaches, and the facilities. Basically, I love everything about Clemson. They've got a great offense, which means a lot for a quarterback and it just feels like the right spot for me in the next four to five years of my life.”
Cullen’s father, Jeff, played football at the University of Georgia and many thought Harper was waiting on an offer from the Bulldogs, but he decided to pull the trigger and become a Clemson Tiger.
“Well I didn't have the best feeling about Georgia, especially since they have already gotten A.J Bryant to commit,” Harper said. “Clemson just felt like the right spot for me, so there was no reason to wait around and let someone else take that scholarship away from me.”
Harper also had offers from Middle Tennessee State, Duke and South Carolina. He has already qualified with a 3.5 grade-point average and a 910 on the SAT.