Jamie Harper to enter NFL Draft - Updated


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Harper rushed for 142 yards at Wake Forest this season.
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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Crump®
spacer see ya***
mrgrant
spacer Come on guys he is a Tiger wish him well***
tigerteet
spacer A Tiger who is abandoning his team at a time...
Kinghunterx5
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
CUAtTheFinishLine®
spacer Worst idea ever.***
acevans®
spacer how? if he wants a shot at the NFL,
chrisCUfan
spacer Agreed... His playing time and stats were only going to go
cutgrfan®
spacer All you negative posters are great Clemson fans....
HotRod
spacer gay admonishment.***
FootballFan36
spacer Wow! That's real mature.***
cutgrfan®
spacer Bunch of people on this board hating on a guy for leaving
Johnstone4Life
spacer Re: Bunch of people on this board hating on a guy for leaving
Jim8015
spacer yeah because somehow you know for sure
chrisCUfan
spacer If you remember national signing day he had his mind made
taterhead
spacer if only he'd make up his mind and run through the hole
Graphic Tiger®
spacer Hope all goes well and you represent Clemson well. Ignore
Snow Bunny
spacer Best of luck Jamie. Knock 'em dead in the Combine!***
wildblulou®
spacer is he insane ???
cdfrisch
spacer Come back someday and get your degree Jamie
MSYNAN
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CURobski
spacer man, i got all excited that maybe cullen was leaving again.
tigerinkvillenc
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
TigerFan46
spacer Good luck Jamie. Thanks for being a Tiger
jenninw
spacer Re: Good luck Jamie. Thanks for being a Tiger
jjlove98
spacer Good luck Jamie! You will always be a Tiger!***
BloodRunsOrange
spacer Good luck, Harper.***
PalmettoFace®
spacer April Fools' Day is in a few months David.***
deleted
spacer Good luck....wish you'd stay another year.***
UtilTiger
spacer will he even ge drafted?***
AFWtigerDline
spacer He***
twentytwofifteen
spacer He's gonna need a big combine. Good luck and thanks***
twentytwofifteen
spacer he will do well @ the combine if he is in shape and he will
ctigers90
spacer No, he will not be drafted.
ClemTig®
spacer I would think at best 6th rounder, more likely a
tigertrain®
spacer updated with new info***
Crump®
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
gamecock1
spacer Almost as fast as Gamecocks
bobcobb22
spacer Don't you have a laptop to go and steal??***
Kinghunterx5
spacer Really, you wanna start insulting mascots?***
tigerdrummer®
spacer Dabo the super recruiter can't hold on to talent
TIGERCOOK®
spacer R U retarded? Can you say CJ Spiller or Deandre McDaniel
creekman
spacer DA.***
deleted
spacer Don't you mean Dancing with the Stars? I kid. Good luck JH***
BentZero
spacer WOW maybe i should enter the draft lol***
gotigers1877
spacer Did he get a draft projection from the NFL? If so, what?
Razzmatazz
spacer You're not wrong...***
Kinghunterx5
spacer He won't cut it as an NFL back, but one more year at Clemson
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
65tiger
spacer Re: Now that's funny, right there!!
deleted
spacer Dude, talk to K. Youngblood, K. Adams & J. Miller b4 you go
coachmac
spacer Re: Dude, talk to K. Youngblood, K. Adams & J. Miller b4 you go
ikemoney
spacer Correct, wasn't Youngblood it was D. Ham, add D. Washington***
54Goof
spacer Thanks--still the same illusions of grandeur is scary
coachmac
spacer Potential scout and special teams player ...
SocMan2®
spacer Wow, not sure this is a great idea, but thanks JH. Good luck
TigerEric35®
spacer Good luck Jamie.***
Bryanttiger®
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TigerTeacher
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
jackbolin
spacer Best of Luck, but I don't think its a good idea!***
duckydps®
spacer Didn't he say from day one that he would only spend...
Bruce Wayne
spacer See ya' Harper ...
icebucket
spacer Seriously, Twinkle Toes???******
jtig
spacer Lol, they are dropping like flies after the season we had***
Pawsitive Force
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
tigerama6317
spacer I wish him the best and hope he does well.***
cutigergrad96
spacer This is a joke, right?***
TigerBank
spacer If anything this helps us retain the other RB commits
clemsonstud05®
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
FootballFan36
spacer Dont let the doorknob hit you.***
dago44
spacer I wish him luck but
IRONCAT68
spacer You people are a bunch of disrespectful aholes
gville76
spacer Point.***
GBS
spacer just my opinion
dago44
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
sgttiger
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
clemsonfan1973
spacer Jamie...You're a 2nd string running back on a 6-7 team!?***
Kinghunterx5
spacer Cmon guys
SouthLowerUG
spacer Be Careful, The actually expect you to run up field in the
tigerfanjack
spacer Bellamy just moved up to second string
BlueHose
spacer I disagree...
DMDRanch
spacer Re: I disagree...
jtfox12
spacer I think that J. Davis was a lot more physically ready to...
DMDRanch
spacer Worse than Ogelsby going to Europe.***
deleted
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raginranger
spacer Re: Harper to enter UFL or CFL Draft
ADK_Tiger
spacer "Hard nosed"...hardly. I'll support him, but come on man!***
kbtiger®
spacer Reminds me a little of Derick Hamilton decision...
acworthtiger
spacer Re: Harper to enter NFL Draft
tigerpaw68®
spacer I'm not just saying this because I want him back, but...
sh3nry16®
spacer Re: I'm not just saying this because I want him back, but...
icebucket
spacer His 40 time is gonna be pretty bad.
TigerFan46
spacer Hilarious***
HoustonTiger05
spacer Let's Retire #8...All in Dabo!!!***
wyletigr
spacer He's making a big mistake...
bleedRnge®
spacer Re: He's making a big mistake...
Tman84
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