Graduate Transfer QB Brandon Harris Schedules UNC Official

Brandon Harris is scheduled to officially visit UNC later this spring.

Graduate transfer quarterback Brandon Harris has informed Inside Carolina that he has scheduled an official visit to North Carolina for the weekend of March 24.

Harris, a 6-foot-3, 218-pounder, has spent the past three seasons -- primarily as a the starter -- at LSU. He asked for and received his full release ten days ago.

The weekend of March 24, UNC will host a spring practice.

Outside of UNC, Harris wouldn't reveal what other schools he's considering. Over a dozen have have contacted him since news broke of his release.

Harris graduates from LSU on Aug. 1, but he'll be finished with classes at the end of June. He'll be able to enroll at his new school this summer.

Being a graduate transfer, Harris will be eligible to play this coming season. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Harris was 10-5 as a starter for LSU. In 25 career games for the Tigers, he completed 54-percent of his passes for 2,756 yards with a 20-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He also rushed for 370 yards and seven touchdowns on 97 carries in his career. 

As a true freshman in 2014, Harris battled for LSU’s starting quarterback job. He ended up appearing in nine games with one start that season.

Two games into this past season, Harris lost his starting job.

This won’t be the first time UNC has recruited Harris. As a four-star quarterback hailing from the 2014 class, the Tar Heels offered Harris, as did Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Ohio State, and Ole Miss. However, Harris never visited Chapel Hill and Caleb Henderson -- who transferred last August from UNC to Maryland -- filled UNC’s quarterback void in the class. Harris was a member of the Scout 300 and was ranked the nation’s sixth best quarterback.

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