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Harper talks SMU commitment

12/4/2011

Wide receiver Chris Harper of Encino (Calif.) Crespi said he was thinking of pulling the trigger on his visit to SMU last week, and that’s exactly what happened a little while later.

“I committed on Saturday,” Harper said. “The campus is great and the facilities are amazing. The coaching staff was very welcoming and they were very straightforward with everything they said to me and my dad.

“The locker rooms are tight and the theater room is where the receivers meet for position meetings, and I thought that was pretty cool. I’m still planning to visit Cal this weekend, but I’m happy with my commitment to SMU. I feel it’s a very good fit for me.”

While on the visit, Harper couldn’t help but hear the rumors that current SMU coach June Jones is being mentioned for a couple of Pac 12 coaching jobs.

“Coach Jones said he’s happy at SMU,” Harper said. “He’s a good coach, so he’s in demand, but I don’t think he knows what he’s going to do in terms of other job offers out there.”