After a turbulent recruiting process, Parkway quarterback Brandon Harris made his decision via ESPN on Thursday. In doing so, he made a lot of LSU fans excited when he chose the in-state Tigers over Ohio State, Auburn and Baylor.
"This December I'll join the LSU Tigers," Harris told ESPN's RecruitingNation. "I like the competition at quarterback at LSU; I get the opportunity to go in and compete in December."
Harris is one of the nation's premier gunslingers by most accounts, and he has the opportunity to play early with senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger entering his last year as the school's signal caller. Harris was being recruited by new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, and he becomes the first quarterback to pick LSU that Cam has recruited.
The No. 31 prospect for Louisiana in 2014 in the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Nifty 50, Harris has unmatched arm strength with the athleticism and speed to make plays with his legs. At 6-2, 195 pounds, he has a good frame with the room to add more mass over time.
The commitment is great news for the LSU coaching staff, as Harris has been the No. 1 target at the position for some time. Once Mettenberger does indeed move on, many believe it will be an open battle with current freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings having the best chance to get the nod of the players that are on the current roster. Harris has aspirations to enroll early, which could greatly increase his chance of getting on the field right away.
Harris is the 14th commitment of LSU's 2014 class.