Brandon Harris: 2014 Dual-Threat Quarterback

By Tim Carroll
LSU Auburn
John Reed – USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Harris is a heavily-coveted dual-threat quarterback and is among the top five quarterbacks in the nation.

He has an uncanny ability to throw the ball and run it with great ability. Standing at 6-foot-2 and about 190-pounds, he has the height one would want in a dual-threat quarterback, and he has the chance to add more weight and strength to his frame for taking hits. He is a part of an outstanding Louisiana 2014 recruiting class that rivals the recruits coming out of typical powerhouse states Florida, Texas, and California.

Harris attends Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana. They went 11-2 last season, losing in the Louisiana Class 5A Quarterfinals. He led a lethal offensive attack, throwing for 2,573 passing yards and 26 touchdowns, as well as running for 667 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Parkway Panthers were among the top 10 teams in the state last season, and the play of Harris is the biggest reason why. He is a play-maker with shifty legs when he scrambles and a big arm when he throws.

While not officially naming his top schools outside of acknowledging Auburn will be among his finalists, it appears LSU, Ohio State, Baylor and Ole Miss all have a chance to land Harris as well. It was said Alabama was among the schools Harris was interested in, but it seems highly unlikely he would choose the Tide now after pocket-passing quarterback David Cornwell has committed to Bama. Baylor is a darkhorse due to the potential Harris could see upon Robert Griffin III‘s success with the school.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Harris this season and in the future.

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