LSU coach Les Miles has been facing many questions about sophomore quarterback Brandon Harris this week entering a crucial contest against Auburn.
The questions about Harris are valid, especially this week. But one person who knows a whole lot about quarterbacks chimed in on the discussion Wednesday.
George Whitfield Jr., a quarterback guru and ESPN analyst, praised Harris and spoke highly of his potential to dominate in the SEC via Twitter on Wednesday.
“Brandon Harris! Give him time.. He will be ruling the #SEC soon enough. NFL attributes + NFL teacher raising him,” Whitfield tweeted.
Harris struggled mightily in his last start against Auburn a year ago. Harris went 3-of-14 for 58 yards (52 of those yards came on one completion) and ran for 36 yards in what would be the final start of his freshman campaign.
Despite Harris’ struggles against Auburn last season, Miles is confident that his sophomore quarterback is more experienced and more polished this time around.
“He’s immensely more experienced than he was when he played at Auburn,” Miles said in his teleconference on Wednesday. “His game readiness, in terms of all the basics a quarterback has to do, he’s more prepared to do that.”
Harris posted pedestrian numbers in his 2015 debut against Mississippi State and didn’t get too many opportunities to throw in the season opener. He went 9-of-14 for 71 yards while rushing for 48 yards on five carries last Saturday.
Harris was rated as the nation’s No. 75 player in the class of 2014, and the third-best dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports. However, he hasn’t been given many chances to use his legs at LSU.
— George Whitfield Jr. (@georgewhitfield) September 16, 2015