LSU Football is wrapping up final practices before breaking fall camp. On Saturday, the Tigers welcomed the return of a talented skill-position player.
Denver Harris returned to the LSU Football practice field on Saturday. Such is welcomed news for fans worried about the Tigers’ depth at cornerback ahead of their first game.
Harris missed last week while dealing with what Brian Kelly described as a ‘personal matter.’ The head coach did not disclose details but indicated Harris could return to the team later. Thankfully, the sophomore’s absence was short.
Speculation regarding Harris’s status in Baton Rouge started when fans noticed the cornerback was missing from the LSU Football team photo. His absence during a series of practices fueled rumors that Kelly dismissed Harris for violations of team rules.
Denver Harris transferred to the Tigers after a suspension and dismissal from Texas A&M last season. The 6-0, 175-pound prospect has attempted to work his way up LSU’s depth chart since the start of spring practices. However, the process remains at a crawl.
Media members observing the LSU Football fall camp noted Harris was working with the third team defense throughout. Harris was also one of the players involved in last week’s practice skirmish that included punches and resulted in Kelly ejecting some players from the field.
Ultimately, LSU Football needs Denver Harris to earn his way onto the field to solidify their potential for a College Football Playoff run. Currently, the Tigers’ starting corners are an FCS transfer and a true freshman in Zy Alexander and Javien Toiviano. Additionally, Syracuse transfer Duce Chestnut tops the depth chart at the nickel position.
Harris is better than all the above, but he must get his mind right to prove it.
The former five-star recruit from the 2022 class is poised to remain with LSU as they prepare for Florida State. As such, I hope Harris earns himself some Week 1 playing time.