Crespi's Harper stays true to Cal

ENCINO -- Wide receiver Chris Harper is going to Cal in the fall. He caught 37 passes for 846 yards and 13 touchdowns in his senior season at Crespi.

UCLA made a late push for Harper, but he said his commitment to Cal was never in doubt.

“I went up there during the summer,” Harper said. “I like the campus and I liked the interaction with the coaches. I just fell in love with the campus as soon as I got there.”

Cal lost several commitments, including Oaks Christians wide receiver Jordan Payton to Washington, in recent weeks. Harper said going to Washington or another school never entered his mind.

“I was fully committed since they offered me,” Harper said. “It was a done deal from there.”