January 18, 2012

Harper schedules Oregon visit

The Oregon Ducks have consistently shown a willingness to recruit athletes that can play on either side of the ball, and Ontario (Calif.) Colony standout Bryan Harper fits that description.

The 6-foot, 180-pound player has started at quarterback and defensive back for Colony high school and has grown accustomed to handling the football.

"Offense probably fits my personality better because I've been playing it since my freshman year," said Harper. "I always want the ball in my hands because you get used to having the ball in your hands. Then again, corner is a position I really love to play and I feel I could do well there. I feel I could do well at any position but if I had a preference the playmaker in me wants to play offense. I don't think that's going to play a factor though."

Primary recruiter for Oregon has been defensive backs coach John Neal, but that does not necessarily mean he would play on that side of the ball.

"The Ducks are recruiting me as an athlete," said Harper. "They like me on the offensive side of the ball and the defensive side. I don't know if you've seen my new tape but it shows me playing some safety, corner and quarterback. They like me all over the field. Coach Neal likes me as a DB but he also talked to receivers coach (Scott Frost) about me and he likes me too. So I guess you would have to say they are recruiting me as an athlete."

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