Senior quarterback Brandon Harris (Bossier City, La./Parkway High) was presented his honorary game jersey Thursday at his school during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.
Harris, an LSU commitment, is one of 90 players selected to compete in the seventh annual Under Armour All-America Game, a nationally televised competition game featuring the country’s top high school seniors. The 2014 game will be played at 4 p.m. ET Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.
“I would like to thank my family, everybody that came out, my teammates of course, my coaches ... every one of these guys," Harris said. "It’s a great opportunity, a big step and it shows the way our athletics have turned around at Parkway High School.”
Parkay High head coach David Feaster said his star player will turn heads at the game on and off the field.
“We, of course, do share in the pride of Brandon. We think we all are a part of it, and as he goes forward and all that ... we know he is going to be representing us. I can practically guarantee you that you and everybody that is going to be down there with him for a week will come up to me at the end of the week and say, 'Man, did I enjoy being around Brandon Harris for this week.' In addition to being a great athlete, he’s a great person and we know that he is going to be a great representative for Parkway High School.”
Harris is looking to test himself against the best players in the nation.
"I decided to come to the Under Armour All-America Game because it's a great event. The tradition of the last seven years that Under Armour has been doing this has been a fantastic game. The opportunity to play in front of a national crowd is huge. Every pass, every play is going to be contested ... guys are going to give 150 percent. That’s what I’m excited about,” Harris said.
The 6-foot-2, 186-pound Harris is the No. 49 prospect overall and the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the class. He committed to LSU over Texas A&M, Baylor, Auburn, Arkansas, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Tennessee and others.