Micah Harper: DB #1, Class of 2020


Micah Harper is a 5-foot-10 185-pound defensive back for Brigham Young University, recruited as part of the Class of 2020.

BYU summary: In one season at BYU (roster years 2020-2022), Harper has played in 11 games (five starts) and has recorded 25 tackles (15 solo), with 1.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, and one fumble recovery (BYUcougars.com).

  • 2022 (Freshman).
  • 2021 (Redshirt). Missed season due to injury
  • 2020 (COVID Freshman). Played in 11 games (five starts) and recorded 25 tackles (15 solo) with 1.5 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, and one fumble recovery

High School. Harper prepped at Basha High School (Chandler, Arizona), where as a senior he compelted 35-of-70 passes for 517 yards and three touchdowns (to four interceptions), rushed 60 times for 264 yards and one touchdown, caught 11 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, and recorded 26 tackles (12 solo), with 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception (returned 40 yards), and five passes defended (MaxPreps).

He was named to the 2019 All-State first team, 6A Premier Region First-Team, and All-CUSD First-Team. Harper also played on the baseball team and competed in track and field.

Recruitment. Harper was rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8204), who rated him the no. 36 overall prospect from Arizona in the Class of 2020.  He held scholarship offers from Abilene Christian, Air Force, Army, BYU, Colgate, Dartmouth, Fordham, Lehigh, Montana State, Navy, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Penn, Princeton, San Diego State, South Dakota State, Syracuse, Tulane, UTEP, Wyoming, and Yale.

Harper committed to BYU on December 16, 2019, signed two days later, and enrolled on August 1, 2020.

Personal. Harper’s father played football at Hawaii.

Social Media. Follow and support Harper on Twitter at @micahharper_ and on Instagram at @micahharper_.

Resources: BYU Player Profile, 247 Recruiting Profile, MaxPreps Stats, BYU Insider Recruiting Profile

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