LSU quarterback Brandon Harris, a rising senior, announced Monday that he plans to transfer, ending a roller coaster ride for the once highly touted prospect from Bossier City. I look forward to finishing school and graduation and finding the best place to further my education & playing career next season. To my teammates who've I shared a bond with it's been fun & special, I look forward to cheering you guys on next season.
The 6-foot-3, 218-pound signal caller started all 12 games for LSU in 2015, throwing for 2,165 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Harris tweeted his intentions to transfer Monday afternoon and LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette later confirmed Harris' departure to ESPN.
LSU, meanwhile, gains a little more clarity to its muddled quarterback battle ahead of 2017.
Harris was named the Tigers' starter, but was benched in favor of Purdue transfer Danny Etling after the second game of the season. He also rushed for 370 yards and seven scores.
He is on course to graduate in May, meaning he is eligible to transfer to an FBS program for his senior year and won't be required to sit out a season. MS quarterback Myles Brennan is set to arrive over the summer, giving the Tigers five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster.