FBS offer for Harris

FBS offer for Harris

The first FBS offer is in the books for Parkway junior QB Brandon Harris. Get his reaction to the offer and much more inside, including his thoughts on Louisiana Tech (which offered), LSU and Arizona State. The latter two programs are showing significant interest in the 6-3, 195-pounder...

Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz made the move himself tonight with an offer to Brandon Harris, who preps an hour-drive west of Tech at Parkway HS in Bossier City under head coach David Feaster.

"Coach Holtz said he wants to get to know me even more," Harris said. "I'm excited, and I like how he didn't pressure me to commit. He asked me to visit Tech in the spring for a practice, as did Coach Miles at LSU.

"He wants to get to know me more, not only as a player but also as a person. Coach Holtz said it was great to hear from me; he's looking forward to meeting me in person. His wife actually just moved to Ruston, and I didn't want to keep him any longer on the phone."

McNeese State offered Harris first, and LSU and Arizona State also have exhibited keen interest.P> "They say he's the best quarterback prospect in the nation," said Feaster, who enjoyed an 11-2 mark and a 2012 run to the 5A quarters with Harris commanding the troops.

Parkway narrowly missed an appearance in the semis. The Panthers traded blows with heavily-favored Barbe in a quarterfinal road loss before succumbing, 42-35.

"I didn't go to any junior days but I'm planning on attending spring games at LSU and Tech," Harris added. "Coach Miles said really good things, and as a player I like to hear it. He liked how I looked in videos he watched. The coaches (from LSU and ASU) said I'm one of the top QBs to come out of my class."

More than one college staff has informed Harris he's the top in-state 2014 target behind center (along with Destrehan's Donovan Isom, per Harris)

"I'm putting together a new highlight tape of plays never seen," he said. "It's going to be tight. I'm blessed to have these opportunities - where coaches like my game and like how I play quarterback."

Parkway is in contention for a top-tier preseason ranking with only eight seniors departing and "40 to 50 seniors" returning.

"Arizona State said I'm on their radar," Harris continued, "and their coaches are coming down to see me in the next couple of weeks. Coach (Mike) Norvell told me the same thing as LSU: he hasn't seen another QB on film that matched up better."

Harris concluded with more optimism for this fall: "Trey Quinn (Barbe four-star 2014 WR) and I are buddies, he said, "and you could tell we were a young team when we played them.

"It was 28-28 at one point. We forced five or six turnovers on them and should have captilized more. We also turned the ball over a couple of times. It was a game where the last turnover was going to be the 'name of the game.'

"I have a lot coming for spring. I expect to visit Tech, which is building something up. I'm also trying to build my weight up from 185 pounds to 205 pounds."

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