Former Parkway and LSU quarterback Brandon Harris is transferring to North Carolina.
Harris made the announcement on social media Sunday.
“Obviously, it has been an important time for me, looking for a great situation and another opportunity to grow as a young man and as a student as well as a football player,” Harris wrote in a post on Facebook. “The opportunity to accomplish that is very important to me … I’m fully committed to UNC this upcoming year and I look forward to the opportunity to play for coach (Larry) Fedora and UNC. ”
Harris started every game his sophomore year at LSU, helping the Tigers go 9-3. But he was benched by then-LSU head coach Les Miles early in the second game of his junior season and didn’t start again.
Harris completed 149 of 277 passes for 2,165 yards and 13 touchdowns with six interceptions in 2015.
Harris started as a junior and senior at Parkway. He led the Panthers to the Class 4A state championship game and a 13-1 record in 2013. Harris graduated after the first semester and enrolled at LSU in the spring. He played in eight games as a freshman, starting two.
North Carolina went 8-5 in 2016, including a 28-21 loss to Stanford in the Sun Bowl.
Mitch Trubisky, a junior, was the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback last season. In January, he decided to forego his senior season and declared for the NFL Draft.
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