2020 OL Harper Is A Name To Watch

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Marcus Harper

Offensive Tackle/Offensive Guard
Homewood Flossmoor
Flossmoor, IL
GPA: 3.00/4.00
Commitment status: Undecided
Twitter: @Marcus2_H
Ht: 6’4″
Wt: 285 lbs
Class: 2020

LPI: What should college coaches that recruit you know about you whether it be on or off the field?

MH: One thing that colleges should know about me is that I started playing football my freshman year. I wasn’t really into football like everyone else was at a younger age; I thought I was going to be a basketball player. I decided to try football freshman year and it has been a blessing since then.

LPI: What are your individual and team goals for this upcoming season?

MH: The team wants a state championship. We don’t want to settle for anything less than that. My individual goals are redirected towards our team goal.

LPI: What schools have offered you and what other schools have shown serious interest?

MH: I currently have offers from Toledo, Cincinnati and Western Michigan. Schools like Iowa, Mizzou, Duke and Minnesota have shown some serious interest in me. I look forward to talking to them in the near future.

LPI: Have you camped or visited anywhere recently or do you have any planned visits or camps coming up? If so, where at and when?

MH: On June 2nd, I visited the Lindenwood Megacamp in St.Louis, Missouri. While I was there, I talked to Central Michigan, Mizzou, Eastern Illinois and Eastern Michigan.

LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?


Kellen Williams (’19) – Kellen does a very good job of pushing his teammates. He’s a very physical strong safety. He can tackle in open field and has great football IQ. Great leader on the field.

Dominick Jones (’20) – Dom is a great leader on and off the field. Has great football IQ and uses his previous experiences to help him make his decisions at QB.

Justin Whiteside (’19) – Justin is very versatile. He can pass rush, play the run, and pass coverage exceptionally well. He is very athletic and fast.

Jarod Thorton (’19) – Jarod is a transfer from Thornridge and has come in and been a great team motivator. He works hard everyday and tries to better himself day in and day out. He is a leader on and off the field. Lastly, he can pretty much do anything our coach has asked him to do.

Michael Ford (’20) – Being only 250, Mike makes up for his size with his aggression. He has very good foot work and can recover from different situations when put on the field.

Xavier McKinney (’20) – Very big for his position. He can read the play as it develops and can come down hill and hit hard.

Lavoise McCoy (‘20) – Lavoise has the ability to read the offense and react. He had good leadership skills, very vocal,and can go make a play on the ball.

Coach’s Corner

Homewood Flossmoor coach Craig Buzea on Harper on and off the field

“Huge upside. Only been playing football for 2 years. Big, athletic, great bend for a kid his size and has very high character and want to! What you are seeing now is not even close to what you will be seeing when he is a senior. Gonna be fun to watch!”