LSU lands QB Brandon Harris

LSU landed an ESPN 300 quarterback Thursday, and the Tigers did not have to leave Louisiana to get him.

Brandon Harris (Bossier City, La./Parkway), the No. 48 overall recruit and No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the ESPN 300, committed to LSU on Thursday at his high school, choosing the Tigers over Ohio State, Auburn and Baylor, which he added to his list of finalists Monday.

He became the first in-state quarterback to commit to LSU since Jordan Jefferson in 2008. Harris is the most sought-after quarterback to come out of Louisiana since Ryan Perrilloux signed with LSU in 2005.

Harris, who passed for 2,673 yards and rushed for 677 more as a junior, is the 14th player to join LSU's class and the ninth in the ESPN 300.

Most expected Harris to pick the in-state school, with Ohio State taking a commitment from three-star Stephen Collier and Auburn taking a pledge Tuesday from four-star prospect and Elite 11 MVP Sean White.

Harris said he plans to enroll for the spring semester and immediately compete for playing time in 2014 with Rob Bolden, Stephen Rivers, Anthony Jennings and Hayden Rettig.