October 2, 2007

Versatile Harper remains open to Irish

Chris Harper's official visit to Notre Dame last month was fresh off the transfer of former Notre Dame quarterback Demetrius Jones. That move gave the Irish some wiggle room in their recruitment of Harper, a 6-foot-2, 231-pound athlete from Wichita, Kan.

Harper prefers to play quarterback in college, but the Irish were recruiting him as a wide receiver or running back. With Jones out of the picture, the Irish discussed with Harper the possibility of playing quarterback in spread offense packages. Two weeks after the visit, that option still exists, but nothing is written in stone.

"They said for sure they don't know what they want me to play," Harper said. "They said they would figure that out when I get there."

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