The Transfer Of Chris Harper Is a Good Fit For The Wildcats

DeAnte MitchellCorrespondent IFebruary 28, 2010

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder looks on against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 19, 2009 in Pasadena, California. UCLA defeated Kansas State 23-9.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The Kansas State Wildcats program has acquired a potential quarterback that would fit right into Bill Snyder’s system right away.

Chris Harper, the transfer from Oregon has opened many eyes with his return to his home in Kansas.

Harper is a quarterback/wide receiver that left Oregon after a botched attempt at quarterback last season. According to many sources, he was just a home-sick player and if in fact he was not home-sick he would be in a Oregon uniform next year as well.

Reportedly the sophomore had interest in Kansas State on the account of the return of Bill Synder.

Bill Synder favors quarterbacks with Harper’s athleticism. Seeing that Harper has been nabbed a wide receiver he does posses the speed at either position.

Under center Harper is not the best passer but that can be curbed with the coaching of Snyder. He does have the vision, he understands when the pocket collapses and when to take off and make a run for it.

What worries me about Harper at quarterback is his accuracy. According to a web source, they are comparing him to former Wildcats’ quarterback Michael Bishop.

Michael Bishop was heavily recruited because of his defensive back capabilities. However, Synder was the only coach that would allow him to play quarterback. As a quarterback Michael Bishop was actually good under Synder’s system. He turned the Wildcats into contenders, while breaking many Wildcat records on the way.

Now does this not sound like another second coming of a great quarterback prospect. Many people are projecting that Harper is a horrible quarterback with no instincts. But I am here to tell you, Synder has his ways of converting the conventional quarterbacks into successful.

Harper has played quarterback on the D-1 pedestal. After a brief stance at quarterback, he played virtually the worst game for any player choosing to play quarterback. He was 4 of 9 with two interceptions. After that game many questions raised about his quarterback abilities.

Just like any other freshman quarterback, when you get your first playing time you are not guaranteed to go in and put up monster numbers. As a high school quarterback many people distrusted his ability but he turned out to be pretty good, accumulating D-1 College offers.

I am here to tell you, when Synder invests his time into a prospective quarterback he is going to turn out good. Regardless of what doubters might say, this upcoming season Harper will have his chance to prove everyone wrong and play great at the quarterback position for the Wildcats.

After collectively transferring just last week, ESPN has proclaimed him as a player to watch in spring practices. Look out for the Wildcats, if Harper transforms like projected and Daniel Thomas is improving as a player the offensive attack will be just as great as it used to be.