Ohio State Offers Dual-Threat Quaterback Brandon Harris

By Jason Priestas on May 2, 2013 at 12:11p
Brandon Harris received a coveted Ohio State offer Thursday

Louisiana quarterback Brandon Harris is the new recipient of an Ohio State offer, the second quarterback offered in the last two days by the Buckeyes.

Harris met with Ohio State coach Tom Herman on Monday and came away feeling good about his chances. "Coach Herman seemed to love my game and the way I threw the ball, " Harris told us. "I hope the offer is on the table soon."

Table, meet offer.

Harris, already considered a top-10 dual threat quarterback, is a hot commodity, holding offers from Baylor, South Carolina, Nebraska, Arkansas, and he picked up a Texas A&M offer hours before Ohio State did the same.

Highlights? Highlights:

Wheels? Check. Cannon for an arm? Check.

Want more? Here's 30 minutes of footage from his junior season.

Source: @bharrisqb1


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Mike Honcho's picture

That first throw looks like just a flick of the wrist and boom its 40 yards down field. Can't teach speed and you cant teach arm strength.

Dr. House's picture

kid looks five. god i feel old

Triv's picture

My only concern with him is he seems to have a little "Michael Vick-itis" when it comes to ball security when running the ball. A lot of the runs in there look like just a simple hit would knock the ball out. Other than that a pretty solid highlight reel

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Mike Honcho's picture

That can easily be fixed with coaching though

ohiowhitesnake's picture

If you watched any of Braxton's high school games he had similar issues. They will fix that, so I am not worried too much.

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

Triv's picture

Yeah, if he commits I have no doubts that the issue will be fixed before he see's he field. Just pointing out an observation

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

Deadly Nuts's picture

Pryor also had that problem... Everytime he had the ball it is held with one hand. Example: Sugar Bowl. First drive he fumbles. Luckily, we got it in the endzone.


beserkr29's picture

I'm more excited about this offer than the Allen offer.  I think Harris fits what Meyer wants to do with his offense better than Allen does.  I'm intrigued by the Zack Darlington visit, too.  Would happily take either or both of those guys in this class.

labuck's picture

Not sure how you say who fits an offense better.  If you are comparing it to the Braxton offense then sure but coaches adapt systems to the people playing the positions.  The coaching staff wouldn't offer someone that they think would not fit their system.  The point of Meyer's offense is to get the ball in the play makers hands.  Whether that is a QB, RB, WR, Hybrid position does not matter.  I understand that having a dual threat QB gives you an added dimension but that is only if he is truly a dual threat.  Braxton at this point is not a dual threat because he isnt accurate enough throwing the ball and neither is this kid.  Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have shown that it is just as easy to beat a defense with your arm as it is with your legs. 
I think the staff would be very happy with either of these two.

brandonbauer87's picture

This is true to a point. The quarterback MUST at least be a threat to run. Meyer has said numerous times that his offense is about having a numbers advantage. When you don't have a running quarterback, his offense, in his mind is not functional. The quarterback being able to run makes the defense assign containment to the qb, which frees up space. It is all about getting it in the playmakers hands, but that is accomplished by making the defense accountable to the qb run threat. 

CowCat's picture

True, but you don't have to run that much.  Chris Leak and Josh Harris are good examples in Urban's offense.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

brandonbauer87's picture

I think we're on the same page. Josh Harris was a very effective rusher though. His rushing stats under Meyer are similar to Tebow.  Chris leak however was not a rusher. The year Leak won the BCS, that was kind of QB by committee.  Tebow did the majority of the rushing from that position. Also, Meyer did not recruit Leak. Basically, I don't foresee a time when Urban doesn't recruit a mobile QB. He can survive with a guy like Leak, but as long as he has a choice, I think he'll go a different direction. 

jaxbuckeye's picture

You beat me to it LaBuck.  Exactly what i was going to say.  Urban is the kind of guy that fits his scheme around the players he has (more than one way to score a TD).  Allen at QB just means more touches for Elliott, Marshall, etc.  We will win no matter who is the QB.

ATXbucknut's picture

I can't wait to see what QB we offer tomorrow!

dubjayfootball90's picture

Does not even look like he is running full speed. Just trotting, and people just can't keep up..... Reminded me of how TP ran and no one could keep up. Everyone would be sprinting and he just trotted (or so it seemed).

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Borrowed Time's picture

he looks pretty darn good... I'd be very happy if he chose the good guys

Dougger's picture

30 seconds into the video this guy is throwing absolute bombs.
Cannons, lasers, and wheels. Nice

I like football

steensn's picture

Would love either of these three guys. He clearly is the bigger running threat while the other two are more polished receivers hitting their guys more on stride and with a little better positions. He reminds me a lot of Braxton, though a little less of a runner (but less be honest, who has the running ability of Braxton Miller? Not many...), Certainly would be a fine addition, it will be interesting which way this QB race goes this recruiting cycle.

MN Buckeye's picture

My thought exactly in that he looks like Braxton.  Lots of ability.  This is the first video I have seen of him.

Toilrt Paper's picture

Looks to be a very good QB, but makes you realize how special Braxton's running ability is. I miss Braxton already and we have 2 more years to watch him.

tdible2132's picture

We've been very fortunate here at OSU with the last two QB's we've had and their ability to run.  TP followed by Braxton, I don't think you could dream a better back to back QB group.  I don't count Bauserman although he did prove to be the bridge between the two for a few games.

buckeyedude's picture

He reminds me of that dude from the movie, "The Gods Must Be Crazy."




Knarcisi's picture

Honestly, I will take any of these 3.