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Harper close to reaching decision

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Bryan Harper had an in-home visit with Oregon coach Chip Kelly on Wednesday night and the three-star athlete from Ontario (Calif.) Colony said things went great.
The 6-foot, 180-pound athlete did not commit but the Ducks are definitely in contention along with Arizona and UCLA and Harper is expected to make his announcement on Jan. 31, one day before National Signing Day.
"I thought it went pretty well," Harper said. "This was my first time actually getting a chance to meet him. He had a great personality and he's a really down-to-earth person. I really enjoyed it a lot.
"I took that as a huge compliment that he came to see me. He visited some recruits but he didn't visit all of them so I take that as a huge compliment. A coach of his prestige, on his level, and everything he's done I think it's always good.
"It's real humbling to have a dude like that come and talk to you and have a good conversation with him. We all got a chance to talk some football, about Oregon, so it's really good."
Harper is expected to take his official visit to Oregon this weekend and then come back, have a few days to mull over his decision and then he will announce on Tuesday. After his visit with Kelly, the Ducks are definitely a contender.
"I didn't end up committing but I think definitely Oregon is a great school and a great choice," Harper said.
"It's going to be the hardest decision I ever made. I had a great time and it really did a lot. I got a chance to find out how coach Kelly felt about me and what he thinks I can do. I think Oregon is a great fit all around.
"Right now it's really coming down to Arizona, Oregon and then UCLA. That's what it's coming down to."
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