Brandon Harris Announces Transfer to UNC from LSU

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMarch 26, 2017

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 03:  Brandon Harris #6 of the LSU Tigers looks for a receiver against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lambeau Field on September 3, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Quarterback Brandon Harris announced via Facebook on Sunday that he will transfer from LSU to North Carolina:

Because Harris is a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play for the Tar Heels next season.

Harris finished his LSU career with 2,756 passing yards and 20 touchdowns against 10 interceptions in three seasons. His best season with the Tigers was 2015, when he served as the team's starter, threw for 2,165 yards and 13 touchdowns with six interceptions, rushed for 226 yards and another four scores and led the team to a 9-3 record.

Harris opened the 2016 season as the Tigers' starter but was demoted quickly in favor of Danny Etling. He announced in February he would leave LSU:

Head coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers granted Harris a full release.

At North Carolina, Harris will be the frontrunner to replace Mitchell Trubisky. The team will look to improve upon last year's 8-5 record and loss to Stanford in the Sun Bowl.

Texas had also been recruiting Harris for the 2017 season, according to Dennis de la Pena of KTBC in Austin. Before he settled on the Tar Heels, Harris said he would also visit Arizona.

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