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Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN … ESPN lists him as the No. 35 prospect in the state of Tennessee for 2019.

High School: Played for coach Tobi Kilgore at Karns … Saw action on both sides of the ball and excelled as a receiver, racking up 1,086 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns during his junior season … Was the first player in Karns history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards, per Knox News … Broke his own school record with 1,279 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns on 80 receptions as a senior in 2018 … As a defender, he logged 92 total tackles, including 67 solo stops, as a senior … Added seven pass break ups, two forced fumbles, one interception and one blocked field goal during his final high school campaign … Named all-district, all-region and team MVP … Finished his high school career with 155 total tackles, 114 of which were solo stops, 16 passes defended and three interceptions … On the honor roll and part of Mu Alpha Theta … Also played basketball at Karns … Chose Oklahoma State over Chattanooga, Navy and reported interest from Wake Forest, among other schools.

Personal: Born Nov. 5, 2000, in Knoxville, Tenn. … Son of Kevin and Alacia Harper … Younger brother of OSU linebacker Devin Harper … Father, Kevin, played college basketball.

Thomas Harper
  • DB
  • 5-11
  • 165
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Karns HS