November 11, 2007

Harper impressed on Tiger visit

Wichita (KS) ATH Chris Harper was originally scheduled to take his official visit to Missouri the weekend of December 7th, but late last week, Harper moved the official. Harper was in town this weekend to take his official visit while Missouri defeated Texas A&M 40-26. Harper said that he enjoyed his time in Columbia.

Harper and his parents made the trip Friday to Columbia. Harper said it wasn't hard to impress his dad with the trip, but with it being his mother's first trip to town, Harper definitely wanted to get her opinion before he made any sort of decision and before they moved along with him.

This past weekend was Harper's third official visit after taking trips to Illinois and Notre Dame. He said that a lot about the visits were similar, but that he definitely thought that the one this weekend was one of the better ones.

While in town, Harper said he spent a lot of time talking with different people. He said that some of his favorite conversation came with his fellow Class of 2008 recruits. He joked that being the only guy on his official visit in the group made him the most important of all of them, but had a good time nonetheless.

Harper also spent a lot of time talking with the Missouri coaches. He had been talking quite a bit with Missouri coach Andy Hill over the phone, but it was nice to talk face to face.

Harper didn't forget to talk with several of the current Tiger players while hanging out with his host for the weekend, Trey Hobson. He said that the current Tigers had echoed the sentiment of a lot of the guys that he had sat with during the game.

Harper also joked that as busy as he was talking to people, he didn't forget to pay attention to other things while in town. He said that it was tough to compare some things to the Nebraska game that he was at, but that he was once again impressed with what he saw inside Faurot Field.

Before he left, Harper checked out Missouri's journalism building. He said that he wanted to see what he had heard about the program's lofty standings and after seeing everything up close, he had to agree.

After three visits, Harper said that he wasn't done just yet. He said that he had been able to schedule his fifth visit to a new competitor in his recruiting and that next weekend would get another chance to check out Missouri, albeit from a different side of the field.

After that, Harper said that one of the last steps of recruiting will be making his decision. He wasn't sure when it may be, but with all the visits out of the way, he would have plenty of time to think.

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