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2016 LSU Football Player Profile: QB Brandon Harris

Billy breaks down LSU quarterback Brandon Harris in the latest Tiger Blitz Player Profile.

Position: Quarterback
Size: 6-3, 218
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bossier City, La.
High School: Parkway


While LSU are currently pursuing 2018 Parkway quarterback Justin Rogers, the Tigers signed Brandon Harris in 2014 as Harris committed to the Tigers over Auburn, Texas A&M, Alabama, Ole Miss, Baylor and others. Harris blew up in the spring of 2013 and quickly added offers from all over. The early enrollee committed to LSU in July 2013.

2015 Recap

Harris excelled early in the season improving his completion percentage and not throwing an interception until the loss to Alabama. On the backside of the season, Harris' play was never as good as the early stages of the season. In the Texas Bowl win, Harris threw for over 250 yards and had a passer rating of 161 on the day. At times, Harris forced the ball and held it too long.  

Harris had plenty of opportunities to make some big plays last season, but couldn't get the ball to his target at times.

2016 Outlook

Cam Cameron and the staff have been pushing a better short to intermediate passing game for LSU this season. LSU was one of the teams with the least pass attempts in the short to intermediate passing game. With Harris being setup to make plays in better situations, that should help LSU's passing game thrive. 

A lot of the receivers have talked about the changes in LSU's offense and how they'll allow Harris to get into a better groove for LSU this season. With the coaching staff setting himself up for success, that should help this offense take a big step forward collectively. It's not about play-action, but about finding the right plays to get Harris confident and in a groove. That's something LSU couldn't do last year.

With another year of maturing and chemistry in the system, that should have Harris poised to be a game manager, but one that can go out and get you the big play when the team needs him to. After all, Harris was one of the best quarterbacks on third down in 2015. There's no reason that he can't build off that.

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