LSU coach Les Miles, during an unusual November in-home visit, called Parkway quarterback Brandon Harris “kind of a future for us,” the Shreveport Times reported Monday.
Harris, a four-star rated prospect, used a new NCAA policy last week when he signed an Institutional Financial Aid Agreement to play for the Tigers. The NCAA legislation – which binds LSU to Harris and not Harris to the school – gives high school seniors who are on schedule to graduate at mid-year and who plan to enroll in college in spring an opportunity to sign early.
Coaches can then have access to these high school senior signees during what normally is considered a quiet period, time in which coaches cannot make contact. Miles used the legislation, visiting Harris on Monday along with LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
The most interesting nugget? Miles suggested that Harris could be the Tigers’ future at QB and would get every chance to win the job in the spring.
“Tremendous quarterback,” he told the Shreveport Times. “Kind of a future for us.”
There isn’t necessarily an heir apparent to senior starter Zach Mettenberger, Miles said. Freshman Anthony Jennings has seen limited time.
Said Miles of Harris: “He’ll be in in the spring. He’ll have an opportunity to compete and learn the offense. There’s not necessarily the next guy on campus. We’ll let competition make its way.”
And, now, for some links…
- More recruiting!? I know! Our story on how LSU’s loss to Alabama will affect – or, in this case, not-so affect – recruiting, experts and a recruit say.
- LSU’s game against Texas A&M will start at … 2:30 p.m. CBS picked the game for its afternoon slot.
- From Monday, our column on LSU fighting for self respect the rest of the way.
- Our notebook from Monday leading with LSU QB Zach Mettenberger’s rough final half at Alabama.
The Other Side (Texas A&M beat)
- A&M QB Johnny Manziel questioned about leaving early and coach Kevin Sumlin about leaving for Southern Cal.
- More on that Sumlin stuff.
The Aftermath (Alabama-LSU)
- Tigers-Tide was second-most watched CBS game of the season.
- AL.com has proof that Bryant-Denny Stadium moved in the fourth quarter. We don’t need proof – we felt our laptop shake.
- A person was shot in Tuscaloosa in the early morning Sunday after being taunted about being an Alabama fan.