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Former LSU QB Haris transferring to UNC

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March 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm.

Sep 12, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Brandon Harris (6) drops back to pass under pressure from Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Will Redmond (2) during the 2nd quarter at Davis Wade Stadium. Photo Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 12, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Brandon Harris (6) drops back to pass under pressure from Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Will Redmond (2) during the 2nd quarter at Davis Wade Stadium. Photo Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris announced Sunday that he is transferring to North Carolina.

Harris plans to graduate at LSU this spring, and that will make him eligible to play for the Tar Heels this fall.

Harris lost his starting job at LSU after two games of last season to Danny Etling. He started 12 games in 2015 as a sophomore and passed for 2,165 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Harris settled on North Carolina after a visit over the weekend.

“Obviously, it has been an important time for me, looking for a great situation and another opportunity to grow as a young man and as a student as well as a football player,” Harris wrote on Facebook. “The opportunity to accomplish that is very important to me. After my official visit this weekend to the University of North Carolina, I’m going to get that opportunity.”

North Carolina doesn’t have a current starting quarterback as Mitch Trubisky departed school to enter the NFL draft. Trubisky is expected to be among the first picks in the draft.