Harris Focused On Seven

Throughout the 2007 season, Brandon Harris (5'10, 175, 4.45) maintained focus on his team eventually leading them to a state championship. In that game Harris tallied 8 catches for 108 yards, 65 yards rushing, 3 tackles and tight coverage in the secondary.

Brandon Harris

Now that his senior season is officially over, Harris has switched his focus onto recruiting.

"I am still in the process of breaking down teams, said Harris. "However I am really focusing on seven teams. In no order they are LSU, Miami, Ohio State, Florida, UCF, Rutgers and Tennessee."

The 4-star cornerback has taken official visits to LSU and Florida already and is scheduled to take 3 more before signing day.

"I am scheduled to visit Miami and Ohio State in January," said Harris. "I also want to take my third and final visit just before signing day, but I am not sure where that visit will be to just yet."

Harris has already hosted several coaches at his home and is expecting to see even more faces in Miami in January.

"Before our state title game, coaches from LSU, Wisconsin and Tennessee visited me at my house," Harris stated. "I am expecting a lot of head coaches to stop by in January too.

"Coach [Earl] Lane from LSU came to my title game and also visited me probably at least one day during each week of the playoffs," Harris continued. "He would ask me what I thought of my visit to LSU and we would talk about how the LSU team was doing and where the program is headed."

The topic of LSU's coaching staff also came up in one of Lane's visits to Miami.

"I was assured that coach [Bo] Pelini's decision to leave would not have an effect on LSU's defensive scheme. "It was a decision coach Pelini made for himself and for his family. It will create no major change on LSU's defense and that's why his decision does not affect me any.

"And as far as coach [Les] Miles, I never expected him to leave because he has a home at LSU. He is doing too good of a job with LSU's program and recruiting to leave."

Now that signing day is getting closer and Harris' list is getting smaller, what is Scout.com's 8th ranked cornerback looking for in a program.

"The thing I am looking for most is a good relationship with the coaching staff," Harris answered. "I want to feel comfortable with my position coach as well as the head coach. I guess you could say the main thing I am looking for is stability. I want to know that the coaches who are recruiting me are going to be there and I am not going to have to go through a new coach every year."

Note: Partial senior stats through 11 games: 22 receptions for 490 yards and 13 touchdowns; 19 tackles, four interceptions (two returned for touchdowns)and two sacks. Harris reports a 3.6 core GPA, an 880 SAT and a 20 ACT.

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