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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
California offers WR Harper


Joshua Harper (Stockton, Calif./St. Mary's) picked up another big offer over the weekend and said four schools are standing out at the moment.

Harper is one of the top wide receivers in the West region and earned all-state, underclass honors last season. He camped with Cal on Sunday and walked away with an offer from the Bears.

"I had a good camp. I felt I did pretty good out there," Harper said. "I like Cal a lot and I really enjoyed working with the coaches. They have a good offense and have been one of the top programs in the Pac-10 for a few years now, so I'm definitely excited by the offer and have a lot of interest in them."

Harper said he plans to attend one more camp and didn't rule out making an early commitment.

"I'm going to the USC Rising Stars camp in a few weeks and that will be my last camp," Harper said. "Right now, my main four schools are Cal, USC, Washington and Oregon and all have offered except USC.

I've been to Washington and Oregon already and feel very comfortable at both places. As far as committing, I don't really have a time frame for it. Just whenever I find the right fit for me, that's when I'll commit."

Rettig is a busy camper

There aren't too many quarterbacks hitting the camp trail harder than San Clemente, Calif., signal caller Chase Rettig. He has already been to two college camps and has several more planned over the next month.

Rettig was one of the real surprises following the Nike Camp at USC back in April. He may have the strongest arm in the West region, has a college body and possesses a lot of tools that project well to the next level.

He took part in Tennessee's camp a week ago and was at UCLA's one day camp this past weekend.

"I had to leave early, so I could only stay for the morning session," Rettig said. "I had to help my family move into our place in San Clemente, but I thought I did good and I had fun out there.

"I'm going to ASU's camp this weekend and then the following week, I'm camping with North Carolina and Boston College. Then I'll be going to USC and Washington's camp at the end of the month.

Rettig is still waiting for his first scholarship offer to roll in, which is a big reason he's being so proactive on the recruiting trail.

"I feel like this is what I need to do," Rettig said. "No one has offered, so I want to try and get to as many places as I can to be seen. I really liked Tennessee a lot and had a great time there. I'm just working hard and hopefully something will happen soon and I think some stuff is going to come in for me soon here.