Cal needs wide receivers for next season, and got an oral commitment from a fourth one on Wednesday, according various recruiting websites.
Chris Harper, a 6-foot, 165-pounder from Crespi HS in Encino, picked the Bears after de-committing from SMU, to whom he’d given a commitment just 12 days ago.
“Cal is kind of like a dream school for me,” Harper told ESPN.com. “I visited in the summer with Bryce [Treggs] and fell in love with the place. They recruited me all year, but I had no idea if they were going to offer me or not.”
Harper was part of the 21-prospect contingent that visited the campus last weekend, and he did receive an offer from the Bears. He told ESPN.com that he returned home, discussed it with his dad, then made the decision to switch.
Harper — who attended the same high school as as ex-Cal running back legend Russell White — will join fellow recruits Treggs, Kenneth Walker and Darius Powe in the wideout corps next fall.
Harper also was pursued by Colorado, Georgia Tech and UTEP, among others.
He is rated the No. 76 wideout prospect in the country, according to Rivals. Scout.com places him at No. 81 nationally at his position.