Good morning. For a Tuesday in May, yesterday sure was a busy day on the college sports news front.
Let's see: Three years later, Bruce Pearl's son still has Aaron Craft on his mind, Michigan uses footballs that are definitely not made in Ohio, TBDBITL keeps getting better, Braxton Miller now stands at 13/2, trailing just Johnny Manziel at 9/2 to capture the Heisman Trophy and the Detroit Lions want to replace the Little Caesars Bowl with a game at Ford Field that will match the ACC and Big Ten.
Then, last night, Bossier City (LA) Parkway's Brandon Harris, the nation's top-ranked dual-threat quarterback, announced plans to visit Ohio State as part of a stop in Columbus for the Elite 11 quarterback camp on June 1.
There are seven Elite 11 camps held throughout the country – Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago and San Francisco are already in the books – with the top participants selected for five-day event at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Notable alumni of the event include: Matt Leinart, Vince Young, Troy Smith, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ryan Mallet, Landry Jones and Andrew Luck.
Harris, long thought to be an LSU or Texas A&M lean, had planned to visit Ohio State at the end of June, but will get a look at the nation's best campus much sooner. Following his announced schedule change, our Jeremy Birmingham caught up with him.
“I can't wait to spin it now,” Harris said. “Just looking forward to the chance to throw in that beautiful stadium.”