Recruiting Profile: ATH Micah Harper (Class of 2020)

Micah Harper is the most recent commitment to the BYU football program (Class of 2020), announcing his commitment Monday via Twitter:

Harper preps at Basha High School (Chandler, Arizona), where he has played defensive back, running back, wide receiver, quarterback, kick returner, and place kicker.  As a senior he completed 35-of-70 Passes for 517 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 60 times for 264 yards and a score, and caught 11 passes for 149 yards and two more TDs.  On defense he recorded 26 tackles (12 solo) with 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, five passes defended, and one interception returned 40 yards.   He also plays basketball and runs track.

Harper is rated 3-stars by 247Sports. He holds over 20 scholarship offers including Air Force, Army, Dartmouth, Hawaii, Navy, Nevada, New Mexico, Penn, Princeton, San Diego State, Syracuse, Tulane, UTEP, Wyoming, and Yale.

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona High School: Basha
Class: 2020 HT/WT: 5’11”, 170 lbs.
Position: Defensive Back, Athlete 100m time: 11.00
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat:  
Twitter: @Micah_Harper6 Commit date: December 17, 2019

I caught up with Harper to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Harper:  I love the history, players in the NFL and Hall of Fame, the independent schedule for the next four years. I also love that it’s a family-oriented program that’s close to home with a great fan base and great network.  I love defensive backs coaches Gilford and Hadley as well as head coach Sitake.  They see me as a corner in the Dayan Ghanwoloku spot since my game is similar to his with our build, speed, and versatility to play multiple positions.

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?

Harper:  Syracuse, San Diego State, Army, and Air Force

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

Harper:  Roddy Richh, YoungBoy, and Nipsey Hussle.

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?

Harper:  I try to mimic my game like Patrick Peterson.

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