When it comes to Brandon Harris and Texas, there is a lot of familiarity.
The former LSU quarterback is in the final stages of deciding where he will transfer. He told Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman that he talks to Texas “every day” and has relationships with wide receiver Jerrod Heard and coach Tom Herman.
“I’ve always been big on him,” Harris said of Herman in the Fox Sports story published Tuesday.
Harris is also considering North Carolina and Arizona, and he told Feldman there are two SEC schools in the mix he did not want to name. Wherever he decides to go, Harris will be eligible right away as a graduate transfer.
One of the top dual-threat quarterbacks coming out of high school in 2014, Harris never quite lived up to the hype in Baton Rouge. He started all 12 games for the Tigers as a sophomore and leaves the school having compiled 2,756 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. However, he was benched only two games into last season and never threw another pass for LSU.
Harris would be an intriguing fit in Austin, especially considering Herman recruited him when he was still the offensive coordinator at Ohio State. If nothing else, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Harris would give the Longhorns some much-needed depth behind returning starter Shane Buechele and freshman Sam Ehlinger.
North Carolina appears to have the edge though, as it is the only one of the three named schools that does not have a returning starter at quarterback. Harris said he plans to visit Chapel Hill first, on March 23.
“If North Carolina blows me away I’ll go to North Carolina,” he told Feldman.
To see what else Harris had to say about the Tar Heels, Arizona and his ties to Texas, read the full Fox Sports story by clicking here.
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