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Texas Director of Recruiting Brandon Harris turns down job with Los Angeles Rams

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Quickly becoming a rising star in the coaching world, Harris interviewed for a role as an assistant quarterback coach under Sean McVay.

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In the midst of a remarkable stretch of recruiting, the Texas Longhorns were able to maintain an important support staff member on Sunday, as recently-promoted Director of Recruiting Brandon Harris turned down a chance to become an assistant quarterbacks coach with the Los Angeles Rams.

Harris confirmed the decision minutes later.

The news comes days after a report surfaced from Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods that Harris interviewed for the position and was a top candidate.

After helping position coach Stan Drayton land Bijan Robinson in the 2020 class and Klein Cain’s Jaydon Blue in the 2022 class, Harris was promoted to the Director of Recruiting following the departure of Bryan Carrington to USC.

The recent commitment of star 2023 El Campo running back Rueben Owens was arguably the first recruiting coup for Harris in his new role.

A top-100 prospect and consensus four-star prospect ranked as the nation’s No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the 2014 recruiting class, Harris received national offers, including from Tom Herman Herman at Ohio State. The Bossier City (La.) Parkway product eventually chose home-state LSU, winning the role as the full-time starter as a sophomore in 2015 and throwing for 2,165 yards and 13 touchdowns, but he struggled as a junior and only started two games.

After becoming a graduate transfer, Harris once again received interest from Herman, this time at Texas, before landing at North Carolina, starting in two games and appearing in four more.

Two years ago, the connection to Herman landed Harris a job as an assistant running backs coach for the Longhorns.

Now Harris is quickly becoming a key member of Steve Sarkisian’s support staff. If his recruiting success continue, Harris could make himself a candidate for on-field positions in the near future.