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Brandon Harris | Quarterback

Team: North Carolina Tar Heels
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/12/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 188

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NFL Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline said that North Carolina senior QB Brandon Harris has "the physical skills to play in the NFL but needs a huge amount of work on his game."
Harris (6'3/220) really struggled in his UNC debut, going 7-for-16 with two interceptions before being pulled in the 35-30 upset loss to California. These are the same struggles we saw when he was at LSU, and time is running out for the volatile quarterback to show he has what it takes to succeed at the highest levels. Sep 7 - 8:29 PM

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North Carolina senior QB Brandon Harris started on Saturday against Cal.

HC Larry Fedora kept this one a secret all the way through kickoff. Chazz Surratt took over for Harris after a few drives. It appears Fedora will platoon the pair until he finds a hot hand. The UNC offense that lost a ton of skill talent over the winter.
Sep 2 - 12:24 PM

UNC head coach Larry Fedora listed three players as the starting QB ahead of Saturday's game against Cal.

Those three names are Brandon Harris, Chazz Surratt and Nathan Elliott. Harris, who has been in college football for 17 seasons, transferred from LSU this offseason. Fedora pointed to Harris' game experience, but Surratt's emergence as a true freshman has stood out.
Aug 31 - 11:41 AM

North Carolina HC Larry Fedora declined to name a starter for Saturday's opener against Cal.

"I would prefer somebody had separated himself two months ago and we had named a starter and went forward as a starter," Fedora said on Monday, "but that’s just not the way it is in this situation." LSU graduate transfer Brandon Harris was considered the favorite to start when he initially shuffled over in the spring, but has been unable to pull away from redshirt freshman Chazz Surratt after arriving on campus. The darkhorse in the competition is true sophomore Nathan Elliott. We would still place our tentative money on Harris.
Aug 29 - 10:10 PM

North Carolina HC Larry Fedora indicated that he is not ready to name a starting quarterback.

"They’re all competing. That’s what I like. They’re all competing, so we’ve still got a way to go before somebody separates themselves," said HC Larry Fedora. The four quarterbacks in the conversation, here, are LSU transfer Brandon Harris, redshirt freshman Chazz Surratt, redshirt sophomore Logan Byrd and sophomore Nathan Elliott. Harris looked like he had landed in a prime situation for starts with Mitchell Trubisky moving on to the NFL, but either Fedora is playing coy (possible) or Harris actually hasn't done enough to win the job yet.
Aug 22 - 9:01 PM

North Carolina confirmed that senior QB Brandon Harris has signed a scholarship agreement and will join the football team this summer.

In late March, Harris announced his intention to transfer from LSU to UNC as a graduate. Now, his new school has made it official. LSU's starting quarterback in 2015, Harris was benched for Danny Etling after Week 2 of last season. He now joins the fray of signal-callers -- along with Logan Byrd, Nathan Elliott and Chaz Surratt -- hoping to replace one-year starter Mitch Trubisky. Harris is the heavy favorite to start Week 1 for the Tar Heels this fall.
May 12 - 12:45 PM

George Whitfield, the private quarterback coach for North Carolina senior QB Brandon Harris, indicated that he could have an ascension similar to that of now-former Tar Heel QB Mitchell Trubisky.

"Trubisky had 12 games and he’s sitting at the same table as Deshaun Watson," Whitfield said at the beginning of April. Harris transferred over to North Carolina from LSU at the end of March after slogging through a woefully inconsistent career, one which saw him benched due to ineffectiveness in September of the past season. Despite showing plenty of flashes during his time with the Tigers, Harris was never able to put it all together for any real stretch of time, certainly not one that would hint toward an NFL quarterbacking future. At least some of this can be blamed on LSU's blink-and-it's-still-not-moving offense. Whitfield sees a better on-field fit for Harris at UNC.
May 6 - 1:51 PM

LSU QB Brandon Harris announced his transfer to UNC.

The Tar Heels lost Mitchell Trubisky to the NFL draft and likely are in need of a starter next season. That might be Harris or it might not, since the longtime LSU passer never performed at a high level. Malik Zaire is still waiting to make his decision as well. Harris is eligible to play immediately.
Mar 27 - 10:51 AM

Texas HC Tom Herman confirmed that the Longhorns are recruiting LSU graduate transfer QB Brandon Harris.

The Horns lost its No. 3 QB when sophomore Matthew Merrick decided to focus on his academics, so they're now shopping for a signal-caller to add to the depth chart next to youngsters Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger. "We’ve got two," Herman said after practice Tuesday. "One’s 19 and one’s 18." As for Harris, he’s made two things clear: He wants to start, and he's pinpointed his search to North Carolina and Texas. He'd have a better shot to start at UNC, but Harris also might decide that he wants to try to unseat Buechele. Herman would give him that shot. "We gotta win," Herman said when asked if it wasn't in his best interest to start Bueche or Ehlinger for developmental purposes. "Lost seven games three straight years around here. If a grad transfer is better than those two and can beat them out, then we'll worry about their growth next spring."
Source: ESPN
Mar 22 - 3:04 PM

Transferring LSU graduate QB Brandon Harris told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman that "[i]f North Carolina blows me away, I'll go to North Carolina."

Harris is set to visit the Tar Heels on March 24, giving HC Larry Fedora and crew a little over a week to craft their best pitch for the 6-foot-3, 188-pounder. He is also considering Texas and Arizona. But about those Tar Heels. "If I go there, I know I have the opportunity to win now. They have a winning culture," Harris told Feldman. "That system is friendly — and I know that quarterbacks have had great success in that system. I feel like it’s a good fit for me to go in there and compete." Harris was benched by HC Les Miles in the second game of the 2016 season, when he installed Purdue transfer Danny Etling as starter. Once he makes that visit to North Carolina, you can reasonably expect an announcement on his future home in short order.
Source: FOX Sports
Mar 14 - 9:17 PM

Transferring LSU graduate QB Brandon Harris will visit North Carolina.

Harris will be visiting North Carolina on March 24. He further indicated to the New Orleans Times-Picayune that he is kicking around possible trips to Texas and Arizona. The 6-foot-3, 188-pounder was given every possible chance to blossom as LSU's starting quarterback, but whether it was the offense being run, Harris himself or a combination of those two things, the results were decidedly mixed. He announced his decision to transfer in mid-February.
Mar 12 - 12:41 PM

North Carolina is one of the dozen or so schools that have contacted LSU senior QB Brandon Harris since he announced he'd transfer.

The ex-Tigers quarterback told Scout that he already has "two final possibilities" for where he would like to transfer. "Right now, I kind of know where I want to be at," Harris told the recruiting website. "I have two final possibilities, but one really sticks out above the other." We aren't sure if UNC made the cut, but we do know that the Tar Heels have been heavily involved with grad transfer quarterbacks since the season ended; they are a rumored potential destination of Notre Dame's Malik Zaire.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 15 - 1:23 PM

LSU senior QB Brandon Harris announced Monday that he will transfer.

Once a celebrated recruit as a top-five dual-threat QB in the 2014 cycle, the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder lost his job to Purdue transfer QB Danny Etling last season and wasn't heard from again. In two games as a junior in 2016, Harris went 13-of-25 for 139 yards and a 1/2 TD/INT rate.
Feb 13 - 3:37 PM

LSU HC Les Miles indicated that the Tigers have not decided on a starter between junior QB Brandon Harris and redshirt senior QB Danny Etling.

"I will not name a starter until I talk to my team. And, that’s whether I will name a starter," said Miles. Harris struggled in the opener against Wisconsin and was yanked outright after the first quarter in Saturday's win over Jacksonville State, having completed just 1-of-4 passes for eight yards. Purdue transfer Etling replaced him and finished out completing 6-of-14 tosses for 100 yards, a touchdown and an interception. LSU plays Mississippi State on Saturday. Neither Harris nor Etling make for particularly appealing fantasy plays.
Source: SEC Country
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 02:44:00 PM

LSU junior QB Brandon Harris was benched early in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Jacksonville State.

LSU HC Les Miles hinted during the practice week that Harris' leash was growing shorter. It has apparently run out completely. The 6-foot-3, 188-pounder managed to complete just 1-of-4 passes for eight yards in a scoreless first quarter against Jacksonville State. Purdue transfer gunslinger Danny Etling subsequently took over for him and promptly marched the Tigers down the field for a touchdown.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 09:23:00 PM