New quarterback commitment Darius Bradwell will have some company when he begins taking classes at Tulane next Monday.
Linebacker/safety Will Harper of Tyrone Sandy Creek (Georgia) High School posted on Twitter on Monday night that he would sign with the Green Wave and enroll for the spring semester, too.
Harper, a 6-foot-0, 180-pound two-star prospect according to Rivals.com, had committed to Syracuse in June but changed his mind after the staff that recruited him was fired at the end of the season.
“With a lot of though and consideration, my family and I have decided to further my football career at Tulane University AND I will be enrolling this month!!” Harper wrote.
Harper, a three-year starter for Sandy Creek, was part of a dominant defense as a senior. He finished with 63 tackles and six stops for loss while Sandy Creek (9-3) posted four shutouts and held 11 of 12 opponents to 17 points or fewer. It lost 14-7 in overtime in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
As a junior, Harper made 46 tackles with two interceptions.
Tulane also received a commitment from another Georgia Southern defector like Bradwell, with Fayetteville (Georgia) Fayette County High defensive back Sean Harper choosing the Green Wave. He had picked Georgia Southern in late November, two weeks before coach Willie Fritz left the Eagles for Tulane.
Sean Harper, a 6-1, 195-pound safety, was a first-team all-state selection even though Fayette County finished 3-8 while playing in the same district as Sandy Creek. He is not rated by Rivals.com or 247Sports.com.
The decisions by the two Harpers give Tulane five potential defensive backs recruits, although that number is in flux depending on how many recruits are retained from former coach Curtis Johnson’s class. The other DBs are P.J. Hall of Hoover, Alabama — Fritz’ first commitment— Eric Lewis of St. Charles Catholic and Jonard Robinson of Southern Lab.