Harding Harper's stock on the rise

Updated: May 6, 2011, 11:04 AM ET
By Jamie Newberg
Things have changed a lot over the past five months for OLB Harding Harper. Last year he was a player to keep an eye on living in Birmingham, Ala., and now he's one of the hottest recruits in the state living in Montgomery, Ala.

"Back in January my parents wanted to move down to Montgomery to be with family," Harper said. "My family is from there. Everyone wanted to be close together. The transition was much better than I thought. Everything has fallen into place."

It certainly has for Carver High School's 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker.