Louisiana QB Brandon Harris to Visit Ohio State Next Week

Austin KempAnalyst IMay 22, 2013

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 29:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Ohio State won the game 17-16. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Coach Urban Meyer has not taken his foot off the pedal in search for a quarterback for the 2014 draft class.  Today, though, some news was released that should make Buckeye Nation hopeful.  One of the most underrated prospects of the class, quarterback Brandon Harris, has announced that he will visit Ohio State on May 30. 



Brandon Harris is one of the fastest rising QB prospects in the country - and he'll be in Columbus next week. bit.ly/10jVuOk

— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) May 22, 2013


The Buckeyes extended an offer to the Louisiana native earlier this month, and if this visit does in fact happen, it’ll be huge for Urban Meyer and his staff.  

Harris currently holds offers from Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Auburn and many more.  With Harris being from Louisiana, there’s no doubt that some of the southern schools could have the upper hand for one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, or at least that’s the way it has sounded recently.  On Tuesday evening, Harris seemed to hush the talk of southern schools being at the top of his list: “Don't believe all the stuff you read.  It's not true at all.  I'm wide open,” he told Eleven Warriors.  

At 6’2" 193 pounds, Harris has the size and the arm to be successful in any system he runs at the next level.  However, his mobility makes him a perfect candidate to run the spread offense, most notably, Urban Meyer’s spread offense.  

As a junior in 2012, Brandon Harris threw for over 2,500 yards and 26 touchdowns while also adding 667 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.  His completion percentage only hovered around 50 percent though, and that’s probably why offensive coordinator Tom Herman made the effort to go see him throw at his high school.  

Harris is planning to announce his choice sometime over summer, but we all know when it comes to high school kids, the official date could change anytime.  This means Urban Meyer has two months to sway this kid to be a Buckeye.  No one in the country closes in on a recruit like Meyer, and Harris’ visit on May 30 is just the start.  Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff will lay out the red carpet for Harris when he arrives on campus and we’ll see if that’s enough to make him a Buckeye.

Watch Harris' highlights here.