A favorite may have emerged in the race to get former LSU QB Brandon Harris as a transfer.
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reports Harris plans to visit three schools: first North Carolina from March 23-24, then Texas and Arizona. However, Harris said “if North Carolina blows me away I’ll go to North Carolina.”
The Tar Heels have to replace former starting quarterback and likely first-round pick Mitch Trubisky. Harris will be a graduate transfer after finishing his degree this summer, so he would be eligible to play right away.
“If I go there, I know I have the opportunity to win now,” Harris said. “They have a winning culture. That system is friendly — and I know that quarterbacks have had great success in that system. I feel like it’s a good fit for me to go in there and compete.”
Harris praised UNC head coach Larry Fedora, his offense and his ability to develop quarterbacks.
UNC was one of the first teams reported to show interest in Harris after he announced his decision to transfer in February. Texas and Arizona both have returning starters at quarterback, which could make those options less attractive.
LSU benched Harris in the second game of the season in 2016. He was replaced by Purdue transfer Danny Etling. Harris threw for 2,165 yards as a sophomore in 2015 with 13 touchdowns and six interceptions.