Rumors have swirled around Cypress Creek running back D.J. Harper and his health. While he was injured in his spring game, the set back was not as serious as the rumor mill has been spinning.
During a run in the Cy Creek spring game, Harper was fell on by a teammate. His teammate's knee landed on the outside of his ankle, causing a small hairline fracture on a non-weight bearing bone. He will be sidelined a couple of weeks before getting back on the field.
"He did get injured in the game, but he played three more plays after being injured," father Damon Harper said. "The coaches and physicians were glad that he didn't have a high ankle sprain. The injury didn't require surgery, but D.J. wanted to go ahead and have surgery to hurry up the healing process. He could be ready for some one-day camps in July."
His injury hasn't stopped schools from recruiting Harper and even offering. While Tulane, Houston and UTEP have already offered, SMU, Indiana and Boise State have verbally offered the north Houston back.
Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas State are also evaluating Harper, who was a first-team, all-district selection as a junior.
"He really likes Arkansas," Harper said. "We are from there and he likes the SEC. It's a place that he thinks he can come in an play."