When offensive coordinator Kurt Roper accepted the open job with the Florida Gators, four-star quarterback Treon Harris (Miami, FL) immediately became his top recruiting target. On Wednesday, Roper got his man as Harris flipped from Florida State and has decided to play college football at Florida.
Harris (5-foot-11, 180 pounds) is a dual-threat signal caller and unanimous four-star talent. He is ranked No. 69 overall by Rivals.com and No. 163 overall by ESPN.
Committed to the Seminoles since July 8, 2013, Harris was swayed by Roper’s pitch that the Gators’ new up-tempo spread offense will be a better fit for his talents.
He joins four-star Will Grier (Davidson, NC) as the second quarterback to make a pledge for Florida this recruiting cycle.
Grier, an early enrollee, is widely considered the Gators’ next starter behind redshirt junior QB Jeff Driskel. However, no one should discount Harris’s talent and peg him simply as a back-up for the next few seasons.
Not only could Harris see the field before Grier – he is a more versatile talent and Grier ideally wants to redshirt as a freshman – he could be the perfect player to help Roper employ a two-quarterback system that has worked quite well for Duke as of late. Harris could be a run-first option to add some wrinkles to the offense.
Moments before Harris committed, the Gators added a pledge from three-star wide receiver C.J. Worton, a former Noles commitment. Worton, who decommitted from Florida State last month, immediately had Florida as his leader.
UF was able to fend off a late push from West Virginia for Worton’s services.
Widely considered to be an underrated recruit, Worton (6-foot-0, 170 pounds) is a unanimous three-star prospect who is neither ranked by Rivals.com nor ESPN.
The Gators now have 24 total commitments including two quarterbacks and two receivers.