Chris Harper Commits to Cal

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Chris Harper told me yesterday that he committed to Cal, but it wasn’t official until today.

Chris Harper goes to Crespi High School in Encino, California. He committed to SMU a couple weeks ago when he didn’t have a Cal offer, but he received one on his official visit last weekend. He also has offers from Cal Poly, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Montana, UC Davis, and UTEP. Chris Harper is a Wide Receiver and is 6’0″ and 165 lbs. He is rated as a 3 star, 77/100 on ESPN, 3 Star on Rivals, and a 3 Star on Scout.

Chris Harper’s commitment to SMU a while ago was suprising to Cal fans as he had talked about going to Cal all the time, but he didn’t have an offer and was wondering if he would ever get one.

That all changed on Sunday as he received an offer from Cal on his official visit with 20+ other recruits. It was then really a matter of when he would to commit to Cal more than if because he always wanted to be a Bear.

Though it has been well-known that he probably would be joining Bryce Treggs and company at WR for Cal, it must be gratifying for Cal fans to get another commitment from an elite football player.

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  • NYCGOBEARS

    Yes!!! Let’s light it up at new Memorial.

    • http://twitter.com/CalBearReporter Shaan

      @NYCGOBEARS

      Thanks for the comment first of all. Appreciate it. Yeah, with all these elite WRs and a great QB coming in, it looks like the offense could be a high-scoring and dynamic when they all play.

      New Memorial should start out with a pretty good Cal Football team.

  • Jonny Newsom

    Crespi…isn’t that where Russell White went as well? Go Bears!

  • Golden Bear Lair

    Yep that is where Russell White went to Crespi. Here is an article of him about his time there: http://articles.latimes.com/1989-01-19/sports/sp-1259_1_russell-white Also, this only the beginning for Golden Bear Lair’s Recruiting coverage. We have contacts with a number of recruits and we were one of the first to know from Chris Harper himself that he committed to Cal. Expect more new commitment articles in the future.

  • NYCGOBEARS

    We are on the verge of a huge paradigm shift. With new top notch facilities, stability with Tedford and staff, high profile alums in the NFL and hopefully a big win over Texas in the Holiday Bowl, we are setting up the program for sustained success. It seems that as a program and university, we are so much more intriguing to a large number of quality recruits than ever before. We have a lot to be excited about. Roll on you Bears!!!

    • http://twitter.com/CalBearReporter Shaan

      @NYCGOBEARS

      You definitely nailed it. It looks like there will be a bright future for Cal Football. The momentum needs to be continued into next season, but it all really depends on a Holiday Bowl win.

      • NYCGOBEARS

        @Shaan
        We as a fan base need to remain patient and realistic with our expectations. 2012 will be a success if we can have incremental improvement. Most likely, 2013 will be a huge transition year. These recruiting classes that we have had should start paying off in 2014 and beyond. Success begets success. I am more hopeful about the prospects of Cal football than ever and I’ve been following since the 70′s. Oregon’s current success was 20 years and a lot of Phil Knights $ in the making. We have a commitment to our program being successful that I’ve never experienced in my lifetime. All fans must know this.