Brandon Harris: Breaking It Down

Louisiana’s highest rated signal caller over the last nine years is Brandon Harris and he is set to make his announcement on where he will be attending college on Thursday at 2 p.m. CT.

Brandon Harris plans to shut his recruitment down on Thursday

On Wednesday afternoon, Harris said three schools were still in the running and we are going to break down his upcoming decision.

Announcement Details

Harris will announce his decision at a 2 p.m. CT press conference at Parkway High School in Bossier City, La.

Rankings

Harris is rated the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the country by 247Sports and he is No. 99 overall in the Top247.

The consensus four-star signal caller is also No. 3 at his position in the industry generated 247Composite and is No. 86 overall.

Finalists

As of Wednesday morning, Harris said three schools were still under consideration and he said all three had a lot to offer.

LSU – “The offensive coordinator (Cam Cameron) is a big thing and Frank Wilson (running backs coach/recruiting coordinator) has been a big help with my recruitment. Coach Cameron coaching in the NFL is huge too and we have a great relationship. LSU is a Top 10 program and Les Miles being a player’s coach where he has great relationships with his guys is a big plus.”

Auburn – “The Cam (Newton) factor of me loving the type of player he is and the chance to play in Coach (Gus) Malzahn’s offense is a real good fit. What he did with Cam Newton is appealing because he could maybe do the same with me. I’m not as big as Cam, but I can do some of the same things.”

Ohio State – “It’s an awesome program and what Urban Meyer has done everywhere he has coached at speaks for itself. He knows how to use quarterbacks that have my style and can turn them into Heisman trophy winners and national championships like he did with Tim Tebow.”

Deciding Factor

“The ability to lead a program to a national championship and where I can get a good education and get to the NFL is what I’ve really looked at a lot lately,” Harris said. “I’m going to the best program that can help me accomplish all of those goals.”

Distance Factor

Bossier City, La. to LSU – 208 Miles

Bossier City, La. to Auburn – 478 Miles

Bossier City, La. to Ohio State – 789 Miles

Timeline of Events

July 15, 2013: LSU received the final unofficial visit from Harris when he attended camp for a day.

July 16, 2013: Auburn accepted a commitment from quarterback Sean White for the 2014 class.

July 11, 2013: Harris made his first visit to Auburn when he spent the day on campus.

May 31, 2013: Ohio State received an unofficial visit.

May 25, 2013: Harris made his first unofficial visit to LSU for the Tigers’ Bayou Picnic.

May 8, 2013: LSU extended an offer after offensive coordinator Cam Cameron watched Harris throw during the spring evaluation period.

May 2, 2013: Auburn extended an offer, along with Ohio State.

Crystal Ball

As of Noon on Wednesday, Harris’ Crystal Ball was a near unanimous pick for LSU with 34 of 35 selections made in favor of LSU.

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