Following a very productive junior season, Parkway quarterback Brandon Harris was still relatively unknown in recruiting circles. The 6-3 195 pound Harris put up big numbers through the air and on the ground in 2012, throwing for 2,573 yards with 26 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He also ran for 667 more and scored twelve times on the ground. Because of this production, colleges are starting to take notice.
Parkway High School coach David Feaster spoke with TSD about Harris and everything he has going for him at the moment. One thing that Feaster did not hesitate on was explaining what kind of a player Harris is and how much potential he has to be a game changer.
"He's a very explosive guy that can make all the throws," Feaster told TSD. "We throw deep a lot to stretch the field. We also do a lot of complicated read stuff that he handles perfectly."
"He's just a great athlete that gives us the opportunity to run him a lot. He's going to have a great year next year with who we have coming back."
According to Feaster, the recruiting scene is still very fresh for Harris. At this point in the process, Feaster explained that Harris is just trying to get an idea of who all covets the class of 2014 standout.
"We are just trying to get an idea of who all is interested," said Feaster. "Arizona State has offered him. I'm not all that concerned about his offers, but I am interested in who is interested in him. Arizona State has been flying coaches in to see him and meet him."
Feaster went on to say that there are new schools calling about Harris on a weekly basis. The most recent schools include a pair of SEC programs as well as one from the ACC.
"There's quite a few like Texas A&M and Arkansas interested in him," said Feaster. "I'm trying to get an idea from him of who all he is interested in. North Carolina is going to come down and see all of the details about him during spring football."
Another school that has recently reached out to Harris is LSU. Feaster explained that it made a big impression on everyone when Les Miles made a personal visit to the high school of Harris.
"LSU has really ramped up their efforts with him," said Feaster. "Les Miles made the trip to our school. There are a lot of other things that he could have been doing with his time, but he came to see us. That means a lot to Brandon."
All parties involved have liked what they have heard from the LSU staff, according to Feaster. At this point, Feaster believes that Harris is the kind of quarterback that LSU is looking for in the class of 2014.
"Coach Miles showed up and told us how much they liked him," said Feaster. "Brandon called them and the staff was watching his film with Coach [Cam] Cameron and Coach Miles. They said he is the best quarterback they have seen in this class that fits with what they want to take. That really made an impression on him."
Feaster explained that the plan is for Harris to camp at LSU this summer to work out in front of the LSU staff in hopes of landing an offer from the Tigers. However, Feaster also said that Harris would more than likely be on the Baton Rouge campus before that point.
"I think there is a very good chance that he will camp at LSU if he hasn't committed by that point," said Feaster. "That's what we are planning. He is going to try to get to LSU this spring."
"LSU has made it clear that they would like to meet him in person on campus and they want to see him work out in person."
While Harris is looking at programs both inside and outside of the state of Louisiana, Feaster explained that his quarterback understands what it means to play for your home-state school.
"He understands the value of staying in state," said Feaster. "He is very knowledgeable about other teams too. North Carolina is very interested in him and he is interested in them because of the type of offense they run."
"He's mature enough to go out of state, but at the same time, he talks about being from the state and going somewhere that is close enough for us to go see him."
Feaster also added that aside from the plan to visit LSU this spring, there are no other current visit plans for Harris.
Coach's Corner: Brandon Harris
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