Tight end Chase Harper joins the Nebraska program from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas, where he starred for Coach Nick Bobeck in 2009. The 6-5, 250-pound Harper brings an excellent combination of receiving and blocking skills to the Huskers’ tight end position, and he will have three seasons of eligibility at Nebraska. Harper was a dominant run blocker in a predominantly rushing offense. He caught just seven passes, but averaged better than 21 yards per catch and had two touchdowns. Harper redshirted in his first season at Navarro in 2008, but joined the basketball team in the second semester. Harper is ranked among the top 30 junior-college prospects in the nation by both SuperPrep Magazine (No. 16) and Rivals.com (No. 28). Harper was a standout performer at Connally High School in Pflugerville, Texas. As a senior, he caught 37 passes for 731 yards (19.7 ypc), while hauling in seven touchdown receptions. Harper, who originally committed to Iowa State out of high school, also had offers from the Cyclones, Baylor, Miami and Kansas State, but only visited Nebraska. He is the son of Rhonda Austin and Nathaniel Harper, and was born on Nov. 2, 1989.
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