Georgia safety Will Harper visited Syracuse in mid June with no intention of committing. The trip really impressed him however, and he ended up accepting a scholarship from Scott Shafer at the end of it.
At the time, Harper was the Orange’s fifth commit in the 2016 class. Syracuse now has ten commits for 2016 after Wisconsin offensive lineman Sam Heckel committed on Saturday.
Harper talked with the Fizz last week and began the interview discussing why he committed to the Orange.
“On the visit it felt like home. All of the coaches welcomed me when I first got there. It was just a great experience.”
The Georgia safety then discussed how he will fit into Syracuse’s defense in the future.
“When I get to Syracuse I’m going to be playing a nickel back, sort of like a hybrid safety and outside linebacker. It’s basically what I’m playing right now in high school also.”
Harper said he has excellent relationships with two members of the Syracuse football staff.
“I have a great relationship with coach DeAndre Smith and Eric White, the recruiting coordinator. Those two are the main two that I’ve been talking to, especially Coach Smith, me and him, our relationship has grown a lot.”
Harper thinks that he’ll enroll in January 2016, but right now nothing is set in stone.
“I’m probably going to enroll in January. I’m going to have a leg up on all the other incoming freshman and I’m going to have a semester under my belt.”
Posted: Connor Morrissette