Whether it's running back, cornerback, receiver, or special teams, Cypress (Texas) Creek's D.J. Harper is showing colleges he has a lot to offer. That is why a few new scholarship offers have shown up at his doorstep recently with more possibly coming.
Houston was the first team to jump in the mix, but they have now been joined by UTEP and Tulane. SMU, Missouri, Vanderbilt and Indiana have also told the 5-foot-10, 172-pounder that an offer should be coming soon. Harper says that he's keeping this race even for now.
"Out of the five, they're all pretty much right there equal," Harper said. "I haven't made a decision yet about final teams or any favorites. I'm basically waiting on visits and depending on who comes on the strongest, then those teams will get the official trips."
His offer count could increase considering what teams like SMU and Indiana have told Harper.
"They just said that they plan on offering, but I'm just waiting on the actual letter," Harper said. "They said it's on teh way, but they just need to finalize a few things. That's why I'm not counting it as official yet."
Harper also mentioned he's been speaking with Missouri and Vanderbilt, two other schools who are high on the talented young man. The only question is at what position will he play when he steps on the field for Division I ball.
"Most people are recruiting me at running back," he said. "Houston started off as a cornerback, but they came to watch me practice, and they're offering me as a running back now. I'm basically an athlete because I coudl play slot, receiver, running back, defense, or wherever."
Harper started for Cypress Creek as a sophomore where he played both defense and offense.