Former LSU quarterback and graduate transfer Brandon Harris signed a scholarship agreement to play with the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2017. Harris announced he was transferring to Chapel Hill in March, but his signing became official Friday.
Harris played 25 games over three seasons for LSU from 2014-16. He was part of the strong LSU recruiting class in 2014 that included Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams and Malachi Dupre.
Harris started 15 games for the Tigers, 12 of which came when he was a sophomore in 2015. He averaged 7.9 yards per pass and threw 20 touchdowns with 10 interceptions, but Harris struggled with accuracy, completing only 53.9 percent of his passes during his LSU career.
He started and threw two interceptions during Week 1 last fall when LSU lost to Wisconsin. He played the first quarter of the following game but then didn’t attempt another pass for the Tigers after that.
At North Carolina, Harris will replace Mitchell Trubisky, who the Chicago Bears selected second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Tar Heels went 8-5 last season.