Auburn Offer A Big One For Harris

Talented junior quarterback Brandon Harris discusses his Auburn offer, Cam Newton, his plans for a commitment, and more.

Bossier City, La.—Rated a three-star prospect and the number 23 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, 6-2, ½, 195 Brandon Harris has seen his recruiting take off in recent weeks. Adding offers from Texas A&M, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, and Alabama in the last week, Harris also got some big news as well when Coach Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers officially offered as well.

A huge fan of former Auburn and current NFL standout Cam Newton, Harris tells Inside The Auburn Tigers that getting an offer from the Tigers is one he's been waiting for since he began hearing from schools.

"Coach Malzahn called my coach and told him they wanted to offer me. I know they want me to come up there on the 24th," Harris says. "I'm hoping Cam Newton is up there because I want to meet him. Auburn is one of the offers I wanted to land. They were one of the schools I wanted to play for. When they came through with the offer that's why I was excited."

A dominating player for Auburn in Malzahn's offense in 2010 on the way to a BCS National Championship and the Heisman Trophy, Newton is a player that Harris says is the one he follows and hopes one day to join in the NFL.

"He's the reason why I wear number one today," Harris says. "I switched my number from number four to number one when he went to the NFL. I have just followed him and I think he's a great leader for a young high school quarterback like myself that will one day get to play major college football myself. He's a guy that is a role model in my opinion.

"I remember him setting the yardage record for quarterbacks and doing the things he did against some really good teams under Coach Malzahn," Harris adds. "I thought that was outstanding."

A talented quarterback in his own right that was one of the top performers in the Elite 11 Camp in Dallas, Harris says that watching Newton play in Malzahn's offense and learning more about what the Tigers are going to do on that side of the ball makes him feel like Auburn could be a future destination.

"I think the offense would be a good fit for me," Harris says. "From what I understand from Coach Malzahn they just got my film two weeks ago. He said as soon as he saw it he wanted to offer me. He wants me to get up there and get a look at the campus."

Planning to wait until July 18 to make a decision, Harris says that he's just going to take his time before making his call. Hoping to visit Auburn for Big Cat Weekend to get a look at the campus and facilities, Harris notes this week has made him sit back and take a deep breath but he's loving every minute of it.

"It's still wide open," Harris says. "This week I got offered by Texas A&M, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn. I only had one SEC offer and that was Arkansas. This week went by and when teams got a chance to come in and see me throw the offers started coming. It's just crazy. Florida is coming in this week along with LSU and seven other schools. It's crazy."

As a junior and in his first year as the starting quarterback for Parkway, Harris threw for over 2,700 yards and adding another 700 yards rushing as well with 38 total touchdowns.


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