Dak Prescott, Brandon Harris renew high school rivalry in major SEC matchup

Brandon Harris will start for LSU against McNeese State (Ray C. Cox/Getty Images)

LSU quarterback Brandon Harris (Ray C. Cox/Getty Images)

LSU fans are hoping for a big win and a whole lot of revenge against Mississippi State this Saturday. On a personal level, Brandon Harris is looking to notch a huge victory over his friendly rival, Dak Prescott.

Harris, LSU’s starting quarterback, has been watching the Bulldogs’ All-SEC quarterback since their high school days in Shreveport, La., according to NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter

Harris met with the press on Tuesday and recalled watching Prescott’s Superman-like qualities while he led Haughton High School against Parkway High School, Harris’ alma mater.

“We were both undefeated,” Harris told reporters. “It was for the district championship. He had a torn MCL and didn’t move out of the pocket. I think he ended up completing 31 of 34 passes for 390-something yards and four or five touchdowns.”

Both have remained friendly since that game and still find time to text each other, even if it’s a couple words the week of a game, according to Kleinpeter.

“He’s a great friend,” Harris told reporters. “We talk every now and then. He shot me a text yesterday saying ‘Hey how are you doing?’ This and that, cordial.”

Unfortunately for the LSU defense, Prescott might not be as cordial with them as he is with Harris. Prescott had a stellar game against LSU last season, tallying 373 total yards and scoring three touchdowns.

LSU and Harris missed a great opportunity to get a few kinks out after the McNeese State game was canceled due to severe weather. But Harris is in the driver seat now and has the opportunity to get a big win over his hometown rival and buddy.


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