Though it looked to be defense for Pflugerville (Texas) Connally prospect Chase Harper, it appears that offense could be where the talented prospect ends up at the next level.
Harper, a 6-foot-4, 225-pounder, says that he recently ran a 4.51-second 40-yard dash and has now made the switch over to offense as a tight end and receiver. One offer is on the table from Baylor, but schools such as Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia Tech, and Michigan State are all showing increased interest.
"A lot of the schools just want to see my spring transcript," Harper said. "The schools want me at different positions. Some schools like me at receiver and then a few schools like me at tight end. They just started making me an offensive guy and I really like that side of the ball. That's where I want to play."
Harper says that his route running ability, his height, and his ability to understand the coverage is what makes him a solid receiving target.
Along with his teammate, Darius Darks, Harper has plans to take an out-of-state camp visit this summer.
"I'm probably going to go up to Michigan State," he said. That will probably be for a camp. I really like how their program is and how their offense is run. I also really like the coaching staff."
Harper says at this point, all the schools stack up evenly.
"I don't know, I'd just say everybody is the same," Darks said. "There isn't just one school leading right now."