Harris wants LSU offer on paper

One of the Sunshine State's top athletes Brandon Harris has received offers from the likes of USC, Ohio State and Florida, and one other school he is waiting on a written offer from is LSU.

At 5-11, 170-pounds, Brandon Harris played on both sides on the ball for Booker T.

Washington High School in Miami.


On offense he recorded 40 catches for 750 yards and 12 touchdowns. As a defensive back he totaled 25 tackles, six sacks and six interceptions, which he turned into two touchdowns.


"I prefer to play corner because I believe that is the position I will be able to excel at," said Harris. "I have great makeup speed and I am very aggressive. I can get in a receiver's face and knock them off of their timing. My makeup speed allows me to be so aggressive and it just takes over the rest."


Harris said he does not have a top five at this point and that he hasn't really begun to think about it.


"I don't have a top five or anything like that," he said. "I didn't expect an offer from Florida or Ohio State, but the other offers (Miami, Tennessee, USC, West Virginia) I have received I have pretty good relationships with the coaches there."



What about LSU?


"They haven't sent me an official offer yet," said Harris. "I talked with the head coach (Les Miles) and he just talked about how much he wanted me to be there. I get letters in the mail all the time saying how they will have a need for a cornerback and basically telling me that I will get an offer, but I don't count offers until I actually get one."


Even though LSU hasn't officially offered, Harris said he does still have LSU on his mind.


"I would be impressed with an offer from LSU; they're a big-time program," he said. "I haven't been there, but when my brother was taking official visits he visited and said that it's definitely worth taking a look at. From a football standpoint they are a good school, they are on TV all the time and they get a lot of media coverage. They are always a contender; year in and year out they are in the mix."


Harris said he has seen a few LSU games on the tube and admires the defense.


"I think I'd be a perfect fit in that defense," said Harris. "They play a lot of man-to-man and that's what I am best at. I think I'd fit really well into that system."


Once the standout corner begins to narrow his search down, he said he does have an idea of what he will be looking for.


"I really want to go to a school with a great support staff," said Harris. "I'm not afraid to leave home and go out of state, but if I do, I'll need to know that there is a coaching staff that will be there for me. Someone I can talk to one on one if I have a problem, either on the field or off. Plus I want a school that is going to help me get a good degree in my major. I want to major in criminal justice."


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