With the departure of Mitch Trubisky to the NFL, the UNC football program has a major hole at the most important position on the team.
What would otherwise be a competitive team could be hampered by a lack of experience at the quarterback position, something coach Larry Fedora would certainly like to avoid if at all possible.
Enter LSU transfer Brandon Harris, who is weighing his options this offseason.
Harris is a graduate transfer student after three years at LSU, where he started 15 games at quarterback. Harris now is on the prowl for another school to finish his collegiate career with, and UNC appears to have the inside track on landing his services.
Harris has an officially scheduled visit on March 23 in Chapel Hill, the first of his visits this offseason. He is also expected to visit Texas and Arizona.
However, he has gone on record as saying “If North Carolina blows me away, I’ll go to North Carolina”.
Harris stands an imposing 6-foot-3, 220-pounds, and posses sub-4.6 speed. With Coach Fedora producing a likely first-round pick in Mitch Trubisky, Harris might see a lane in which he can improve his own draft stock with his last year of eligibility.
Because he is a graduate transfer student, and has received full clearance from LSU coach Ed Orgeron to transfer where he pleases, Harris would not be forced to sit for a year and could start right away.