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Harper open to many programs

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Bryan Harper is taking his time with recruiting and even though the Ontario (Calif.) Colony athlete remains committed to Washington he's looking at other programs including UCLA which offered recently.
The coaching change at UCLA might alter things for Harper but he said recently the Bruins are definitely sill under consideration.
"As far as UCLA I like them a lot and that's definitely a school I'm considering right now," Harper said. "I built a good relationship with coach (Clark) Lea."
The fallout from the firing of coach Rick Neuheisel is still undetermined and if assistant coaches are retained is still unknown but Harper said he's being patient with things and will wait it out to see if any other offers come in.
The three-star prospect said he wasn't all that surprised that UCLA offered in recent weeks because the Bruins' coaching staff just wanted to see more film.
"I wasn't surprised they offered because coach Neuheisel told me all the way back from camp that they were interested," Harper said. "They wanted to see what position I would play. Last year I got hurt and they didn't have a lot of film on me as a defensive back so they wanted a little bit more film."
Oregon State recently offered Harper and he said Oregon has also been talking to him more seriously. Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State and New Mexico State have also offered the 6-foot, 180-pound athlete.
"Oregon has been recruiting me a lot," Harper said. "They haven't offered yet but that's one that might be coming. I'm still committed to Washington right now. Everything is going well and I'm just trying to see how it all plays out.
"I'm committed but looking at other schools. I'm open to anybody. I'm interested in anybody that's interested in me. That's how I'm looking at it. As of right now I'm still committed to Washington but I'm just trying to see how everything plays out."
Harper is also taking his time with visits. Because so many programs are showing interest, the Inland Empire standout wants to be patient and not rush any future decisions.
"The reason I haven't set a lot yet is because I know there are still schools, from talking to them, they might still offer," Harper said. "I want to see all my options before I set any other visits."
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