Jamie Harper to enter NFL Draft - Updated


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Harper rushed for 142 yards at Wake Forest this season.

CLEMSON -- ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting Clemson running back Jamie Harper will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft in April. In 12 regular season games this year, Harper had 177 carries for 726 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also caught 31 passes for 308 yards and 3 touchdowns.


Harper had 20 carries for 34 yards in Clemson's loss to USF in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.


"I feel prepared for this," Harper told Schad. "I feel my coaches have prepared me to be a hard-nosed professional football player."


"I learned a lot from guys like C.J. (Spiller) and James (Davis) and I feel good about my Clemson career."


The deadline for juniors to declare for the draft is January 15. They can withdraw their name by January 21 if they haven't signed with an agent.

UPDATE: A source close to the situation has told TigerNet that Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney plans to talk to Harper on Tuesday about the draft so there will be no official announcement from the school until that time.


UPDATE: Harper tweeted after the annoucement was made: "My Clemson family is making it hard for me to leave. I love ya'll" and then "Yeah I'm gone fam. to the NFL"


UPDATE: Greenville News is reporting the Harper has already signed with an agent which means Harper can not change his mind in a meeting next week with Swinney.


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Harper to enter NFL Draft
Crump®
see ya***
mrgrant
Come on guys he is a Tiger wish him well***
tigerteet
A Tiger who is abandoning his team at a time...
Kinghunterx5
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
CUAtTheFinishLine®
Worst idea ever.***
acevans®
how? if he wants a shot at the NFL,
chrisCUfan
Agreed... His playing time and stats were only going to go
cutgrfan®
All you negative posters are great Clemson fans....
HotRod
gay admonishment.***
FootballFan36
Wow! That's real mature.***
cutgrfan®
Bunch of people on this board hating on a guy for leaving
Johnstone4Life
Re: Bunch of people on this board hating on a guy for leaving
Jim8015
yeah because somehow you know for sure
chrisCUfan
If you remember national signing day he had his mind made
taterhead
if only he'd make up his mind and run through the hole
Graphic Tiger®
Hope all goes well and you represent Clemson well. Ignore
Snow Bunny
Best of luck Jamie. Knock 'em dead in the Combine!***
wildblulou®
is he insane ???
cdfrisch
Come back someday and get your degree Jamie
MSYNAN
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
CURobski
man, i got all excited that maybe cullen was leaving again.
tigerinkvillenc
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
TigerFan46
Good luck Jamie. Thanks for being a Tiger
jenninw
Re: Good luck Jamie. Thanks for being a Tiger
jjlove98
Good luck Jamie! You will always be a Tiger!***
BloodRunsOrange
Good luck, Harper.***
PalmettoFace®
April Fools' Day is in a few months David.***
deleted
Good luck....wish you'd stay another year.***
UtilTiger
will he even ge drafted?***
AFWtigerDline
He***
twentytwofifteen
He's gonna need a big combine. Good luck and thanks***
twentytwofifteen
he will do well @ the combine if he is in shape and he will
ctigers90
No, he will not be drafted.
ClemTig®
I would think at best 6th rounder, more likely a
tigertrain
updated with new info***
Crump®
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
gamecock1
Almost as fast as Gamecocks
bobcobb22
Don't you have a laptop to go and steal??***
Kinghunterx5
Really, you wanna start insulting mascots?***
tigerdrummer®
Dabo the super recruiter can't hold on to talent
TIGERCOOK®
R U retarded? Can you say CJ Spiller or Deandre McDaniel
creekman
DA.***
deleted
Don't you mean Dancing with the Stars? I kid. Good luck JH***
BentZero
WOW maybe i should enter the draft lol***
gotigers1877
Did he get a draft projection from the NFL? If so, what?
Razzmatazz
You're not wrong...***
Kinghunterx5
He won't cut it as an NFL back, but one more year at Clemson
TigersAndCubs
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
65tiger
Re: Now that's funny, right there!!
deleted
Dude, talk to K. Youngblood, K. Adams & J. Miller b4 you go
coachmac
Re: Dude, talk to K. Youngblood, K. Adams & J. Miller b4 you go
ikemoney
Correct, wasn't Youngblood it was D. Ham, add D. Washington***
54Goof
Thanks--still the same illusions of grandeur is scary
coachmac
Potential scout and special teams player ...
SocMan2®
Wow, not sure this is a great idea, but thanks JH. Good luck
TigerEric35®
Good luck Jamie.***
Bryanttiger®
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
TigerTeacher
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
jackbolin
Best of Luck, but I don't think its a good idea!***
duckydps®
Didn't he say from day one that he would only spend...
Bruce Wayne
See ya' Harper ...
icebucket
Seriously, Twinkle Toes???******
jtig
Lol, they are dropping like flies after the season we had***
Pawsitive Force
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
tigerama6317
I wish him the best and hope he does well.***
cutigergrad96
This is a joke, right?***
TigerBank
If anything this helps us retain the other RB commits
clemsonstud05®
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
FootballFan36
Dont let the doorknob hit you.***
dago44
I wish him luck but
IRONCAT68
You people are a bunch of disrespectful aholes
gville76®
Point.***
GBS
just my opinion
dago44
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
sgttiger
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
clemsonfan1973®
Jamie...You're a 2nd string running back on a 6-7 team!?***
Kinghunterx5
Cmon guys
SouthLowerUG
Be Careful, The actually expect you to run up field in the
tigerfanjack
Bellamy just moved up to second string
BlueHose
I disagree...
DMDRanch
Re: I disagree...
jtfox12
I think that J. Davis was a lot more physically ready to...
DMDRanch
Worse than Ogelsby going to Europe.***
deleted
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
raginranger®
Re: Harper to enter UFL or CFL Draft
ADK_Tiger
"Hard nosed"...hardly. I'll support him, but come on man!***
kbtiger®
Reminds me a little of Derick Hamilton decision...
acworthtiger
Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
tigerpaw68®
I'm not just saying this because I want him back, but...
sh3nry16®
Re: I'm not just saying this because I want him back, but...
icebucket
His 40 time is gonna be pretty bad.
TigerFan46
Hilarious***
HoustonTiger05
Let's Retire #8...All in Dabo!!!***
wyletigr
He's making a big mistake...
bleedRnge®
Re: He's making a big mistake...
Tman84

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