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Ducks swooping in on Harper

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One team that has always been on Wichita (Kan.) Northwest four-star athlete Chris Harper's list is Oregon.
But throughout most of the early stages of the recruiting process it's been unclear how interested the Ducks are in Harper.
Well, it's become crystal clear that Oregon is definitely interested and so is Harper.
"Oregon's offensive coordinator, Chip Kelly, was just here at the school," Harper said. "He was watching film with my coach, and before he left he worked out a Dec. 1 visit date for me. So I'm going to go up there for a visit and see what it's like."
Harper said the Ducks haven't offered him at this point, but that could happen when he arrives on campus for the visit.
"Coach Kelly said coach Bellotti will offer when I'm up on the visit when I can talk to him in person," Harper said. "I've always had a lot of interest in Oregon because they run a system that would fit me, and I could do a lot of things like run the option and use my skills at quarterback."
But first things first, Harper, his mother and his father are preparing to leave for Columbia, Mo., here in a few minutes for his official visit to Missouri. Harper said he's excited about the trip and it will be his first real chance to explore Mizzou outside of a game setting.
"I was really only up there for the game, and I liked it," he said. "But I want to see what else is there and what it's like around the campus. We're driving up there, and I'm taking my mom and dad, so we'll see how it's like."
Harper has already taken official visits to both Illinois and Notre Dame. He is also slated to take an official visit to Kansas State on Nov. 16. Oregon would be his fifth and final official visit.
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