Linebacker Anthony Harrell has called his alleged indefinite suspension from Georgia Tech’s football team a “lie” and has said that he will continue his college football career at Florida. Harrell made the announcement on his personal Twitter page.
— Anthony Harrell (@Grindmode_2) June 26, 2015
Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Harrell was suspended for a violation of team rules, but it appears that’s irrelevant even if he was. Maybe it’s some pettiness on Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson’s part? Nobody knows.
But that doesn’t matter, as Harrell is now headed to a Florida team that is starting to look incredibly strong under first-year coach Jim McElwain. Harrell has size for his position at 6-foot-2, 229 pounds and registered 54 tackles with four sacks and a forced fumble in his time with the team.
Now, he’ll take that talent onto a Gators’ defense that certainly could use a leader now that Dante Fowler has departed for the NFL.
Georgia Tech opens the 2015 season at home against the SWAC’s Alcorn State Braves on September 3, while Florida begins its first campaign under McElwain on September 5 when the Sun Belt’s New Mexico State Aggies come to Gainesville.
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