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Brandon Harris | Quarterback

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (19) / 10/12/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 188

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LSU sophomore QB Brandon Harris completed 4-of-15 passes for 80 yards and an interception in Saturday's 44-22 win over Eastern Michigan.
Harris has now thrown for 80 or fewer yards in three of LSU's four games. That they're essentially receiving nothing from the quarterback position and still winning easily is a credit to the work of the Tiger defense and the superlative efforts of RB Leonard Fournette. While earlier in the week, HC Les Miles talked up the notion of the 6-foot-3, 188-pound Harris being trusted with the offense to a higher degree, that certainly seems like just talk at this point. Oct 4 - 12:43 AM

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LSU HC Les Miles said that the team will "look forward to getting [sophomore QB Brandon Harris] more throws."

Said HC Miles, "[Harris] continues to improve and work at it, and has a very grounded view of what we're asking him to do and just getting it done." Miles specifically cited throws of 51 and 42 yards that the 6-foot-3, 188-pound sophomore completed to receivers Travin Dural and Malachi Dupree, respectively, in Saturday's win over Syracuse. After throwing for a combined 144 yards in the Tigers' first two games, Harris worked an 8-of-16, 157-yard day against the Orange this weekend. He's still yet to attempt more than 17 passes in a game, though, and so long as LSU holds a lead, don't expect the offense to open up through the air any time soon.
Sep 28 - 4:29 PM

LSU sophomore QB Brandon Harris completed 12-of-17 passes for 74 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 66 yards and two scores in Saturday's win over Auburn.

Harris threw the ball just 14 times for 71 yards in last week's win over Mississippi State and he posted almost identical numbers against Auburn on Saturday. Les Miles seems allergic to opening up the offense, though at least part of this has to do with the fact that Leonard Fournette destroys worlds whenever he touches the ball. The 6-foot-3, 188-pound Harris did account for the first two Tiger touchdowns, punching the ball in from two yards out a minute into the game and tossing a one-yard touchdown to Colin Jeter later in the quarter. While the passing numbers have been non-existent to this point, he has shown a nice shiftiness on the ground, as he rushed for 66 yards on just eight carries. LSU plays Syracuse next weekend.
Sep 19 - 8:21 PM

LSU HC Les Miles said that sophomore QB Brandon Harris is "much improved" due to two weeks of reps as a starter.

The Mad Hatter was asked how Harris would react to Mississippi State's hostile environment on Saturday, given that LSU has yet to play their first game of the season. "You’d like to have had the game [the Tigers' Week 1 contest with McNeese State was canceled due to weather], but in any event, [QB Harris has] been taking snap after snap after snap for us, so he’s much improved. I think people will see that when he plays," said Miles. The 6-foot-3, 188-pound sophomore played sparingly in 2014, but beat out Anthony Jennings for the starting QB job in August camp. Said Miles, "Certainly we’re going to coach the lad to relax and play at quarterback." The lad will likely be handing the ball off to Leonard Fournette quite a bit until he gets his feet under him, but LSU's offense might be friskier than it's been in recent years, especially if Harris really has taken a step forward.
Sep 11 - 8:55 PM

LSU HC Les Miles has named sophomore QB Brandon Harris the team's starter for the 2015 season.

This was relatively expected, as Harris seemed to be pulling ahead of Anthony Jennings as camp progressed. In limited duty in 2014, the 6-foot-3, 188-pounder completed 25-of-45 passes for 452 yards and a 6/2 TD/INT ratio. Miles previously said that Harris "really probably throws the ball as well as anybody we've been around, but he needs to make sure that he's doing all of the things that make the other 10 guys more capable."
Aug 31 - 8:42 PM

Sources within the LSU program say sophomore Brandon Harris should win the starting QB job and ESPN predicts he'll do exactly that.

He's fighting Anthony Jennings for it. LSU HC Les Miles pursed Everett Golson and Braxton Miller as grad transfers, so you know he isn't sold on either. Harris is the more gifted of the two, but his maturity has been consistently questioned, most notably by his coach. "He’s going to be a key piece," Miles said. "The guy can really throw it. It’s all about maturity."
Aug 16 - 7:49 PM

LSU sophomore Brandon Harris is surpassing junior Anthony Jennings for the school's starting QB job, according to beat writer James Smith.

Smith's sources stated Harris "has progressed on the field and is lightyears ahead of where he was last season," adding the quarterback "has exhibited a grasp of the offense throughout fall camp." Jennings' offseason arrest certainly did not help the situation. Finally, the article points out Harris could solely hold the job, with Jennings not sharing time and only acting as the No. 2 quarterback.
Aug 13 - 11:23 AM

Sophomore Brandon Harris could be passing junior Anthony Jennings as LSU's No. 1 QB.

Jennings is currently on suspension, but head coach Les Miles seemed very optimistic he will return. Harris started one game last season but played in a couple of others, completing 25 of 45 attempts, including two interceptions, six touchdowns and 452 yards. Jennings' high school coach implored him to transfer following the season, but Harris stuck around and might be rewarded for it.
Jul 22 - 11:04 AM

David Feaster, the high school coach of LSU QB freshman Brandon Harris, advised the signal-caller to "please get out of" Baton Rouge.

"Please get out of there," Feaster said he told Harris. "I wanted him to go to junior college. Go to a junior college, and because he’s a qualifier, he can just be there one year, leave at the midterm and restart the recruiting process all over again." Feaster then took a veiled shot at HC Les Miles. "You’ve got the worst passing game in the country, and the best quarterback in the country sitting on the bench," Feaster said. "Why don’t we even try him against Arkansas? He almost saved you against Mississippi State, did save you against New Mexico State. Why don’t we even give him a shot in some of these other games we can’t get a first down?" The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Harris' inactivity over the season's second half stemmed from speculation that he lacked "dedication to studying tape and the playbook." Feaster called those reports bogus, but did say later that Harris is "right and I’m wrong" about returning.
Jan 29 - 7:35 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman calls LSU freshman Brandon Harris a "precocious kid with a fantastic arm."

"Very curious how LSU FR Brandon Harris does at AUB. Precocious kid with a fantastic arm. Also cool to see a John Wooden quote in Twitter bio," Feldman tweeted. The true freshman had an excellent outing against New Mexico State, as he completed 11-of-14 passes for 178 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, rushing five times for 36 yards and two touchdowns.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 02:03:00 PM

LSU freshman Brandon Harris will start at QB for the Tigers against Auburn.

In his first extended playing time, Harris completed 11 of 14 attempts for 178 yards and three touchdowns against New Mexico State. Anthony Jennings had been seeing starters snaps for LSU. Auburn is obviously a difficult debut game from Harris, but he has flashed plenty of ability.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:39:00 PM

LSU signed quarterback recruit Brandon Harris to a financial-aid agreement.

Harris is one of the first players to utilize this new NCAA rule. Doing so allows Harris to secure his scholarship months before he would have otherwise. Harris didn't sign a letter of intent. His agreement forces LSU to honor his scholarship offer, but doesn't require Harris to ultimately sign with the Tigers if he changes his mind. Harris, the No. 48 overall recruit in the ESPN 300, verbally committed to LSU over the summer. The Bossier City, La. product -- Louisiana's best quarterback prospect since Ryan Perrilloux inked with LSU in 2005 -- chose the home-state Tigers over Ohio State, Auburn and Baylor.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 11:01:00 PM

ESPN 300 No. 48 overall recruit QB Brandon Harris committed to LSU last week.

The Bossier City, La. product -- Louisiana's best quarterback prospect since Ryan Perrilloux inked with LSU in 2005 -- chose the home-state Tigers over Ohio State, Auburn and Baylor. Harris said he will enroll for the spring semester in hopes of competing with Rob Bolden, Stephen Rivers, Anthony Jennings and Hayden Rettig for playing time in 2014.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 04:18:00 PM