Titans’ Harrison commits to Cajuns

Published 5:49 pm Friday, June 17, 2016

By Gabriel Pruett


Kadon Harrison knows if he is going to prove he was the right choice at quarterback by his father, Port Arthur Memorial coach Kenny Harrison, that this is his last year to do it.

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Kadon Harrison went ahead and got his big decision out the way Friday, committing to Louisiana-Lafayette. He also held an offer from Lamar.

“I wanted to be committed before the season started,” Harrison said.

Harrison said he has been in contact with ULL offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Jorge Munoz since his freshman year.

“Coach Munoz and [head] coach (Mark) Hudspeath really took interest in me,” Harrison said. “I have really formed a bond with coach Munoz. He has said he really thinks I can be a player at the next level.”

Brooks Haack led the Ragin’ Cajuns in passing in 2015. He played in 10 games and threw for 1,407 yards and five touchdowns as a junior. Fellow junior Jalen Nixon played in 11 games and threw for 828 yards and seven touchdowns.

ULL finished the year 4-8 and went 3-5 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Ragin’ Cajuns ended the season with a four-game losing skid.

Harrison and the Titans finished 2015 at 3-7 and missed the playoffs for the second straight year. Harrison threw for 839 yards on 65-for-125 passing with six touchdowns and seven interceptions. He missed six games due to a knee injury.

“I didn’t want to go into the year without a commitment because if somehow another injury comes up, a team could pull its offer,” Harrison said. “It is kind of a weight off my shoulders. I didn’t just picked ULL just to pick them. I really liked the school and I also like it is close to home.”

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound signal caller said Titans fans can expect a different Kadon Harrison in 2016.

“I was nervous as a freshman,” Harrison said. “This year I am relaxed, calm and ready to play. I understand this is my last year and I have yet to make the playoffs.”

He said while the move down to Class 5A from Class 6A is nice, he understands Memorial will have to come ready to play every week.

“The competition is going to be the same in 5A,” Harrison said. “We know teams like Nederland and PNG are going to be ready to play against Port Arthur, and if we aren’t ready to play, they can beat us.”

The Titans open the season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, against Panama City (Fla.) Bay High at the Thomas Center in Beaumont.

Gabriel Pruett: 721-2436. Twitter: @PaNewsGabe

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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