One day after earning a pledge from 2019 linebacker Na’Drian Dizadare, Jim Knowles added his eighth defensive commit (and OSU’s 10th overall in the class of 2019) in athlete Thomas Harper.
100% COMMITTED?? pic.twitter.com/wCzBk9lzYh
— Thomas Harper? (@iamtharp) June 11, 2018
Harper is the younger brother of Cowboy linebacker Devin Harper and picked up his offer during OSU’s camp last weekend. He’s listed as an athlete but appears to be eyeing a spot in OSU’s secondary at cornerback.
Harper is rated as a two-star prospect and was completely under the radar until OSU’s offer last weekend. At 5 foot 11 and 165 pounds, the Karns (Knoxville, Tenn.) product still has some developing to do during his final year of high school.
But the 1,000-plus yard receiver from last season has the raw talent and playmaking ability that make him a candidate for the diamond in the rough that OSU coaches pride themselves on unearthing.