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UNC a more likely landing spot than Texas for former LSU QB Brandon Harris

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The upcoming trip to Chapel Hill could make the second recruitment for Harris a short one.

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LSU Tigers graduate transfer quarterback Brandon Harris told Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports that he’s in contact with the Texas Longhorns “every day,” but that may not be enough to get him on campus.

While the Louisiana native originally informed the Baton Rouge Advocate last week that he plans on visiting Texas in addition to Arizona, his March 23 trip to North Carolina could well be the one and only visit he takes.

“If North Carolina blows me away I’ll go to North Carolina,” he said.

Because the Tar Heels feature an open quarterback competition without an incumbent starter following the departure of Mitch Trubisky, the news is hardly surprising — Larry Fedora’s program seemed like the most likely landing spot of the three schools when Harris announced his tentative list of potential destinations.

The Longhorns are still in the mix because head coach Tom Herman recruited Harris when he was the offensive coordinator at Ohio State. As did current offensive coordinator Tim Beck when he was in the same position at Nebraska.

The other connections to Texas are a friendship with wide receiver Jerrod Heard from their time together during the Elite 11 process and the connection established at that time with quarterback coach George Whitfield that resulted in Harris visiting Austin last summer to train.

However, since Harris is adamant that he can still achieve all of the goals he envisioned coming out of high school, it’s likely that he wants a better chance at a starting job than he would receive enrolling in time for fall camp.

So don’t count on the former LSU starter making it to Austin for a second time in the last year.